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AUSTAL JOINS WITH DATA COMPANY TO 'GREEN' ITS OWN OPERATIONS

AUSTAL JOINS WITH DATA COMPANY TO 'GREEN' ITS OWN OPERATIONS

Thursday, August 26, 2021 

Austal Australia has engaged Perth-based high-performance computing as a service (HPCaaS) company, DUG Technology to provide burst compute and storage services to the Henderson, Western Australia shipyard.

DUG is acknowledged as a green HPCaaS provider, with plans to build the world’s first climate-positive HPC data centre in Geraldton, Western Australia; powered by renewables and featuring the company’s patented immersion cooling system that reduces power consumption by up to 51%, compared to traditional computer facilities.

Austal Australia’s advanced vessel design processes are demanding and involve intensive calculations and programming to conduct tasks such as CFD analysis. Austal is also increasingly using big data analytics to optimise the performance of vessels, through products such as Marinelink-Smart, as well as machine-learning techniques to optimise vessel designs.

Austal Chief Digital Officer Andrew Malcolm said: “DUG is an ideal partner for Austal, not only as an Australian-based high-performance computing service provider but one of the greenest in the world. Austal will be running computational analysis through DUG to improve the efficiency of our vessel designs and reduce their GHG emissions; a great combination of world-leading Australian expertise and capability, tackling the challenge of decarbonisation.”

Austal will be using DUG McCloud, a collaborative cloud solution that enables bursts of computational capacity, on demand.

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