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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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January 9, 2017

TORONTO, ON (January 09, 2017) - The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced today its award of $69,455,000 through its Major Science Initiative Fund for the Compute Canada project. This award will be used to continue the operation of the national advanced research computing platform that serves more than 10,000 researchers at universities, post-secondary institutions and research institutions across Canada.

“Compute Canada provides the advanced...

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November 17, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (November 17, 2016) - Several leading Canadian and international organizations successfully tested a next-generation, ultra-fast data transfer at SC16, the world’s largest supercomputing conference.

Led by Compute Canada, this demonstration is one of the fastest, long-distance, academic data transfers known in Canada. Data-intensive research in sectors like genomics and personalized medicine, environmental science and advanced...

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November 17, 2016

OTTAWA, ON (November 17, 2016) - The International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) has announced a collection of 41 coordinated papers representing the most recent work of IHEC member projects from Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. 

Access to the data by collaborators and the greater scientific community is gained via the IHEC Data Portal, which takes advantage of Compute Canada resources to manage the large volume of...

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August 24, 2016

TORONTO, ON (August, 24, 2016) - Compute Canada in partnership with its member institutions announced the results of a multi-million dollar investment in a national big data storage solutions for Canada’s growing community of advanced computing researchers.

“We designed, together with our partners, a Canadian solution that is unique in the world,”  says Mark Dietrich, Compute Canada President and CEO. “Globally, this gives Canada and Canadian researchers an advantage, because of  Compute Canada’s national platform and federated model...

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