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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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July 8, 2014

For Immediate Release 
July 8, 2014

(Vancouver, B.C.) – WestGrid and Compute Canada are pleased to announce a new partnership with the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre to support expansion of the Centre’s secure, advanced research computing (ARC) systems. 

The BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre will become the latest WestGrid and Compute Canada ARC site, benefiting researchers across Canada with increased access to bioinformatics software, expertise and extremely secure computing storage. This...

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March 14, 2014

Compute Canada has appointed Mark Dietrich as President and CEO of the organization. He will assume his duties on April 1, 2014.

“Mark has a proven track record of accomplishments at an executive level, and he understands the interfaces between business, academia and government, and the value of building strong relationships across these sectors,” said Don Hathaway, Chair of the Compute Canada Board of Directors. “Compute Canada is at an important juncture and as a Board we...

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December 12, 2011

For Immediate Release

December 13, 2011

 

Nearly 300 terabytes – the equivalent of about 25 million large phonebooks – of astronomical research data has been copied from the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics’ (NRC-HIA) Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) in Victoria, BC and transferred to Compute Canada/WestGrid storage facilities at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK as part of the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR) project....

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June 29, 2011

For Immediate Release 
June 30, 2011

(Vancouver, B.C.) – Upgraded high-performance computing (HPC) systems with massive memory and exceptional speed are being launched today at two British Columbia universities. This will give researchers the tools to solve problems that have previously been beyond their reach. Nearly $17 million has been invested through the Compute Canada / WestGrid project towards upgrades at the...

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June 29, 2011

WESTGRID USER PROFILES, UBC:


Gren Patey, Department of Chemistry
Gren Patey’s research group is using WestGrid’s HPC resources to simulate and measure the structure of ion-water behavior in nanopores. This information offers important clues in understanding and influencing the transport of ions and water through systems such as nanotubes and biological channels. Preliminary results from the WestGrid simulations have alluded to new methods of altering ion transport.
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January 17, 2011

WestGrid and Compute Canada are pleased to welcome Patrick O'Leary as the new Director of Operations for WestGrid. Starting on January 17, O’Leary will oversee the operations of WestGrid’s core network, including network troubleshooting procedures and upgrades, and providing support and project management for WestGrid operations staff and site team leaders at 14 partner institutions across British Columbia, Alberta,...

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