Equivalent to the 8th largest system in the world, Perth Australia’s DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) has purchased a large Intel Xeon Phi equipped supercomputer from SGI for Oil and Gas applications. This system augments TF/s capable workstations also equipped with Intel Xeon Phi devices. DownUnder notes that all their software has been rewritten to use coprocessors with 6x – 10x performance improvements quoted in the video.
InsideHPC notes that Australia has several petascale systems but that education is a challenge to GPU and Intel Xeon Phi usage:
In 2014, there are three petascale HPC systems in Australia: Raijin at NCI; a 35,000 core, 1,500 teraflop Cray XC-30, Magnus, at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, Western Australia; and a 65,536 core, 840 teraflop, IBM Blue Gene Q at the Victorian Life Science Computation Initiative (VLSCI) in Melbourne. These are augmented by tier 2 facilities at CSIRO, including a substantial GPU cluster, a dedicated system for radio astronomy research at the Pawsey Centre, and smaller systems in some national agencies and university consortia. In 2015 to 16, the petascale systems will be joined by a new operational meteorological services facility for BoM.