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July 17, 2015

At a showcase hosted by the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) to celebrate female leaders in advanced research computing, Compute Canada signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to increase the representation of women in advanced research computing in Canada. Compute Canada is honoured to be the first international partner to join WHPC. The showcase was part of the annual...

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July 9, 2015

Compute Canada and Simon Fraser University are seeking a Project Manager to oversee a variety of national initiatives supporting research, including the procurement and implementation of four new Advanced Research Computing (ARC) systems at four institutions across Canada. Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Research, and working on behalf of Compute Canada and Simon Fraser University, the Project Manager...

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July 9, 2015

UM Today
Published Monday, July 6, 2015

CHURCHILL, MB – On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, visited Churchill to announce an investment of $22.1 million to build the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO), a multi-disciplinary research facility where researchers will study the impact of oil spills in sea ice as well as investigate issues...

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July 8, 2015

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, has announced the first call of its Research Software Program (Research Software Call 1) for the 2015 – 2020 mandate, supported by an initial investment of $3M.

CANARIE has been investing in the development of research software since 2007,...

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July 2, 2015

Three staff members from WestGrid partner institutions received Compute Canada Awards of Excellence on June 18, in recognition for their exceptional support to a researcher or research group. In addition, three other staff from the region were nominated for an award.

Presented at the High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) on June 18, the honours are part of a Compute Canada program to recognize contributions made by technical support staff to help Canada’s research community...

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July 2, 2015

In collaboration with Supercomputing 2015, the Women in HPC (WHPC) network is running a half-day workshop on Friday, November 20 featuring submissions (papers or posters) from female early career researchers. The aim of the workshop is to promote the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, providing opportunities for peer-to peer networking...

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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)

 

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