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June 26, 2015

WestGrid's newsletter for June 2015 is now available to read online.

Some of the items featured in this month's newsletter include:

  • a recap of Compute Canada's 2015 High Performance Computing Symposium from Lindsay Sill, WestGrid's Executive Director
  • a note of congratulations to the WestGrid partner support staff who received Compute Canada Awards of Excellence
  • a reminder of the...
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June 21, 2015

Compute Canada is hosting this year’s International High Performance Computing Summer School (IHPCSS). More than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States will gather from June 21-26 in Toronto, Canada. This prestigious gathering is now in its sixth year, and received close to 600 applications.

Leading Canadian, European, Japanese and American computational scientists and HPC...

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June 19, 2015

The University of Alberta, a leading teaching and research institution in Canada, has announced today a partnership with CUCCIO and Compute Canada to host a joint conference in 2016. The conference will combine two annual national conferences, CANHEIT, under the direction of...

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June 17, 2015

On Friday, June 19, Compute Canada will close its HPCS 2015 conference with a public Town Hall session. Hosted by Compute Canada's President Mark Dietrich and Chief Science Officer Dugan O’Neil, the Town Hall will provide an open forum to discuss current Compute Canada activities and answer questions from the audience.

Compute Canada Town Hall
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 pm (EDT)

 

How to...

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SC15
June 17, 2015

SIGHPC provides a limited number of travel grants for undergraduate and early-career graduate students to attend the annual SC Conference held each November. Students may be from any discipline represented at the conference (computer science, computational science, networking, large-scale data). A maximum grant of $600 is awarded travel within North America and $1,200 for travel from other continents.

SIGHPC encourages the student’s institution to match the grant and to...

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June 16, 2015

Canada’s largest national forum for advanced research computing, Compute Canada’s HPCS, is underway in Montréal, QC this week (June 17-19, 2015). Now in its 29th year, HPCS is a multidisciplinary conference where computational researchers from academia, industry, government, and practitioners and vendors exchange new tools, techniques and discoveries.

“Across all disciplines, across all economic sectors, and throughout the innovation pipeline, advanced research...

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June 9, 2015

On Monday, June 08, Compute Canada launched its 2016 Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition. It is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) from applicants in any discipline that use platforms or portals to serve the needs of a community of researchers. This includes projects that provide improved access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and...

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June 3, 2015

Cybera's network connection between Calgary and Edmonton is now 7,000 times faster than average internet speeds in Canada, thanks to a new network link installed between the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The connection capacity between these two organizations is now 250 Gbps, doubling what was previously achieved. This new infrastructure will make it possible to scale up to speeds of terabits-per-second and beyond, a vital achievement for research into the growing...

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May 26, 2015

WestGrid's newsletter for May 2015 is now available to read online.

Some of the items featured in this month's newsletter include:

  • an update on the latest activities and intiatives being led by John Simpson, Compute Canada's Digital Humanities Specialist
  • a QuickTips article on using OpenMP
  • top things you should know about Compute Canada's site consolidation...
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May 22, 2015

Compute Canada is pleased to announce its two pairs of scholarships for the 2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) have been awarded to Gurpreet Singh, a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, and his co-applicant James Desjardins, a SHARCNET High Performance Computing Consultant at Brock University; and Jonathan Armoza, a graduate student at McGill University, and his co-applicant Félix-Antoine Fortin, a...

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