Marrying a High Performance Computer with Synchrotron Beamlines
R.I.Farnsworth* (ASCo)
A High performance computing facility is being established to service the imaging needs of Beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron. It is planned to schedule the high performance together with the experimental procedures in order to provide a near real time imaging response to experimental data collection. In this way significantly greater efficiency in the use of experimental facilities can be achieved. It is also intended to utilise the non scheduled beamtime to provide a centre of high performance imaging excellence for other scientific imaging needs in the geographic region. A Petabyte data store, fast links to the researchers home institutes, an optiportal, 3d imaging resources, grid portals are also provided to researchers.