Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) – Swinburne node

Capability Statement 

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) is an unincorporated joint venture between Astronomy Australia Limited, Swinburne University, Curtin University and Macquarie University. The project delivers software support, training and high performance computing resources to Australian based astronomers. 

The ADACS@Swinburne team is staffed by a group of dedicated professional software engineers augmented by a suitable mix of computationally skilled scientists and certified product development (e.g., user experience and Agile product discovery & delivery) professionals. They reduce barriers to interdisciplinary work by providing data platforms for effective collaboration, enabling researchers to translate algorithmic solutions to commercial problems into professional quality software, etc. 

Summary of Capabilities

Specific capabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • system analysis and design
  • scientific computing
  • high-performance computing
  • machine learning
  • full-stack web development
  • large-scale database optimisation
  • cloud computing
  • scientific visualisation.

Collaborations / Partnerships

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) – YANDASoft project. Credit: CSIRO.
Stawell gold mine – mDetect project. Credit: Carl Knox, Swinburne University of Technology.