The School of Mathematics and Statistics hosts a computational cluster called Katana which is used by researchers across the Faculty of Science and the UNSW Business School. Within the last month, Katana has achieved some noteworthy milestones:  

  • Katana now contains 2,000 cores.
  • Over 2,000,000 jobs have run on Katana since it was commissioned in 2011.  
  • Katana has performed more than 8,000,000 hours of computation.
  • Katana has more than 250 active users.

The School is the largest stakeholder in Katana and it accounts for 36% of the total usage of the cluster. Many researchers in the School are taking advantage of the computational power provided by Katana, which has become a valuable local resource and a good training ground for the regional and national supercomputing facilities.

More information about Katana is available on the High Performance Computing web site.