TechTalk 21: Next Generation of Scientific Computing – Australian Synchrotron

Join this talk to learn about the next generation of scientific computing at the Australian Synchrotron.
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About the Event

The Australian Synchrotron is a division within ANSTO and one of Australia’s premier research facilities. It produces powerful light beams for research in many important areas, including health and medical science, food, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy, mining, agriculture, advanced materials, and cultural heritage.

After 15 years of uninterrupted operation with the original 10 experimental end-stations, which are known as “beamlines’, the Australian Synchrotron is currently entering an exciting new phase with the addition of 8 new beamlines. This created an opportunity for the Scientific Computing team to redesign the whole software stack from the ground up.

This presentation will take you on a journey through scientific computing at the Australian Synchrotron. You’ll learn how the team employs modern, industry-standard tools and architectures in a research environment to handle the large data throughput of modern detectors and provide the robustness our users expect from them. The talk will highlight their use of cloud technologies, which run on premises, across our whole stack from hardware control to data processing on GPUs.


  • Dr Andreas Moll, Manager – Scientific Computing, Australian Synchrotron

Who Should Attend?

  • Research software engineers (RSEs)
  • Academics
  • Coders
  • Other interested parties

Recording and Slides

A recording and slides from the event are now available.

About TechTalk

TechTalk is a series of forums for sharing technical experience and expertise in digital research. You learn more and access slides and free resources from previous talks, visit the TechTalk website.

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29 June 2023


2 to 3 pm (AEST)





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