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April 20, 2011

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April 20, 2011

NCSA is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2011. Learn more about the highlights of NCSA's first 25 years here, from the accomplishments of our users and staff, to the leaps and bounds in supercomputing power. 

For more information and more videos, click here.

 

Video: Larry Smarr Looks Back at 25 Years of Excellence at NCSA

In this video, NCSA’s founding director, Larry Smarr...

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April 19, 2011

The High Performance Computing Symposium (HCPS) takes place on June 15 - 17, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec.  The multidisciplinary conference focuses on research involving high performance computing and related applications. Attended by Canadian and international experts, and renowned researchers in the sciences, all areas of engineering, the applied sciences, medicine and life sciences, mathematics, the humanities and social sciences, it is Canada’s pre-eminent forum for HPC.  The conference is now in the process of...

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April 19, 2011

The High Performance Computing Symposium (HCPS) takes place on June 15 - 17, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec.  The multidisciplinary conference focuses on research involving high performance computing and related applications. Attended by Canadian and international experts, and renowned researchers in the sciences, all areas of engineering, the applied sciences, medicine and life sciences, mathematics, the humanities and social sciences, it is Canada’s pre-eminent forum for HPC.  The conference is now in the process of...

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April 14, 2011

 

In this video, LUG’2011 Chair Galen Shipman announces an agreement by the three Lustre community organizations to align with OpenSFS. Under the agreement, HP-CFS will combine with OpenSFS. The European EOFS group will remain as a separate entity eligible for EU funding, but will form an “alliance” with the newly combined OpenSFS group. For all practical purposes, this agreement unifies the Lustre community as...

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April 7, 2011

Dr. Steven E. Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, writes about Simulation and High Performance Computing.


Climate simulations model the past and future global climate with input from observational data and mathematical models. Advanced computational techniques and computer capabilities allow researchers to increase the resolution and refine the grids for climate simulations that enable better regional and global predictions. High performance computing allows us to model the current state of the ice sheets in Antarctica...

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March 28, 2011

Don't miss the final talk in the Spring 2011 Coast to Coast Seminar Series:

Tuesday, March 29 | 12:30 MDT

RAMAZAN GENÇAY and DANIELE SIGNORI, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University
A Framework for Modeling Network Risk
The complexity of the financial system is increasing at an accelerating pace. This evolution is driven not only by technology but also by business practices....

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March 15, 2011

It is with great sadness that WestGrid must announce the untimely death of one of its support team members, Peter Giesbrecht. 

Peter was the Access Grid Technician for Brandon University and a key member of the WestGrid collaboration team. His participation and contribution to WestGrid will be sadly missed by all. Our condolences go out to Peter's family, friends and the University community.

March 10, 2011

 

 

 

The 4th talk of the Spring 2011 Coast to Coast Seminar Series - Bankers, Bonuses and Busts on Tuesday, March 15


Join Peter Forsyth from the Cheriton School of Computing Science from University of Waterloo

 

 

This talk will give a short introduction to the theory behind pricing and hedging ...

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March 7, 2011

 

Meet and greet with the new Director of Operations

Patrick O’Leary is an applied mathematician with a PhD from the University of Wyoming and a BS from the University of Arkansas. He has vast knowledge and experience with scientific visualization and HPC research, development and operation environments. Prior to joining WestGrid, O’Leary served as Director of the Centre for Advanced Modeling and Simulation at Idaho’s Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory. He has also held a number of...

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