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May 11, 2009
Distinguished Lecture Series on Petascale Simulation Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), University of Texas, Austin

Title: Cyberinfrastructure and Computational Science for Research and Education

Speaker: Dr. Edward Seidel
Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
U.S. National Science Foundation

Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Seminar: 3:30 to 5:00 pm, U.S. Central Daylight Time (UTC -5 hours)

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May 6, 2009

IEEE's Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users involved with Grid technology. IEEE Grid 2009 will be held October 13-15, at Banff, Canada, as part of Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development.

CALL FOR PAPERSService Level Agreements in Grids Workshop
October 13, 2009
Banff, Canada

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April 25, 2009

The Research Support Group of AICT at the U of A offers HPC training every year. The sessions this year include introductions to HPC, Unix, shell scripting, Fortran, MPI, etc.

The deadline for registration is Monday, April 27, 2009. To register, please send an email to research.support@ualberta.ca with your name, CCID, email address, and the list of sessions you wish to attend. University of Alberta students, faculty, and staff may attend any number of sessions...

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April 14, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE’s Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and user involved with Grid technology. The conference will feature invited talks, pre-coordinated workshops, a poster session and refereed paper presentations.

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2009) will be taking place on October 13-15, 2009 in Banff, Alberta. This conference will be held in conjunction with Open...

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April 7, 2009

IEEE's Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users involved with Grid technology. IEEE Grid 2009 will be held October 13-15, at Banff, Canada, as part of Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

The Grid 2009 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held with the Grid 2009 conference. Grid 2009 Workshops provide a forum for discussion among researchers...

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April 7, 2009
Please join SHARCNET for Research Day 2009!

Research Day 2009 will be held at the University of Waterloo on Thursday May 21st, and is the premier annual event at which SHARCNET professors, postdocs and graduate students meet to learn about each other's HPC-related research. The theme of this year's meeting is "HPC Innovation for Research".

We invite you and your research group to attend SHARCNET Research Day 2009 and present your HPC-related work. Please click here to... Read more...
March 30, 2009

Reminder: The deadline to submit a RAC application is today.

Please click here to download the Call for Proposals or to find out more information.

March 24, 2009
New 256 processor system available: snowpatch.westgrid.ca

snowpatch.westgrid.ca is now available for logins from the WestGrid community. This cluster has 32 nodes, each with two quad-core processors and 16 GB of memory (RAM). The interconnect between nodes is Gigabit Ethernet. The system is located at SFU and home directories are provided through the WestGrid storage facility gridstore and therefore are identical to those on gridstore, robson, and blackhole.

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March 18, 2009

The University of Manitoba will build a new facility to house some of the most powerful computers in Canada, thanks to the $2.1 million it received from the Federal Government.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding, made through the Western Diversification Program, of a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at a press conference.

“Advances in science and technology are essential to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s economy”, said Minister Yelich. “...

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March 10, 2009

Click here to download the 2009 RAC Call for Proposals as a PDF.

March 2009
Call for proposals to the WestGrid Resource Allocation Committee (RAC)


Dear WestGrid user,

The WestGrid RAC is issuing a call for proposals for users who do not currently have an allocation on existing WestGrid system(s). All allocations from the last WestGrid RAC round will remain in place. Proposals for allocations on the new...

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