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April 13, 2018

KELOWNA, BC (13 April 2018) – WestGrid announced its new Board of Directors today, presenting a diverse slate of experts and community leaders from the academic, public, and private sectors.

“WestGrid serves a powerfully diverse research community and this board’s mix of skills, experience, gender, and geography will ensure the voices of all members of that community – from our users to stakeholders to partners – are...

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March 10, 2018

TORONTO, ON (Feb 27, 2018) – Compute Canada applauds the federal government for its budget announcement today that will provide a critical investment of $572.5 million over five years to implement a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Strategy. This strategy will ensure that Canadian researchers have access to the advanced research computing (ARC) infrastructure and services that they need to help drive Canada’s future economic and social prosperity.

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March 5, 2018

TORONTO, ON (March 5, 2018) – Canada’s most powerful research supercomputer, Niagara, is now available to researchers of all disciplines across the country. Located at the University of Toronto and supported by the university’s high-performance computing division SciNet the system is open to all Canadian university researchers. Niagara is part of a system of national advanced research computing infrastructure, which includes Cedar at Simon Fraser University, Arbutus at...

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January 17, 2018

TORONTO, ON (January 17, 2018) – Today, Compute Canada launched the Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk (https://bioinformatics.computecanada.ca/). This online community forum is free and aims to provide support for a wide-range of bioinformatics challenges faced by students, analysts, and researchers alike.

“Our hope is that this free tool — built by the bioinformatics community, for the community — will become the go-to...

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June 23, 2017

OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Library’s Portage network are pleased to announce that their work towards the development of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has advanced to the beta testing stage.

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May 5, 2017

WATERLOO, ON (Friday, May 5, 2017) — The University of Waterloo, Compute Canada and Compute Ontario today unveiled the largest supercomputer at any Canadian university. Located at Waterloo, it will provide expanded resources for researchers across the country working on a broad range of topics, including artificial intelligence, genomics and advanced manufacturing.

Named Graham, the supercomputer can handle more simultaneous computational jobs than any other academic supercomputer in Canada, ultimately generating more research...

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April 20, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC (April 20, 2017) - Today WestGrid, Compute Canada, and Simon Fraser University (SFU) celebrated the launch of the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, Cedar. Housed in the new data centre at SFU’s Burnaby Campus, Cedar will serve Canadian researchers across the country in all scientific disciplines by providing expanded compute, storage and cloud resources.

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March 15, 2017

TORONTO, ON (March 15, 2017) - Compute Canada and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) announced today that they will provide a tool to facilitate and encourage research communities to engage in data and compute intensive research.

The partnership joins the mathematical sciences expertise from PIMS with the computational resources of Compute Canada to provide a service...

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January 27, 2017

TORONTO, ON (January 27, 2017) - World-class Canadian researchers, including Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald, have joined forces to raise awareness of how essential advanced research computing resources are to their research success. Taking to social media, researchers are putting on a traditional Canadian "tuque" and holding signs with "Supercomputing Fuels My Research" slogan and the hashtag #tuques4compute.

The Nobel Laureate joins several world-class researchers who are linking their research success to access to...

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January 20, 2017

TORONTO, ON (January 20, 2017) - Compute Canada has launched its annual Awards of Excellence to recognize exceptional contributions made by the advanced research computing (ARC) experts who help Canada’s research community achieve bigger, better, and faster results.

Compute Canada’s mission is to create and sustain a world-class advanced research computing platform that is accessible by researchers in all disciplines...

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