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March 7, 2011

The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional 2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

The new organization, named the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC), will be...

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February 21, 2011

The WestGrid and Compute Canada Seminar Series is shared across participating institutions via videoconference. The series explores how WestGrid and Compute Canada resources are being used to advance research investigations in the sciences, engineering, medicine and humanities.


March 9 | Patrick O’Leary, Director of Operations for WestGrid
Meet and greet with the new Director of Operations

March 23...

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February 18, 2011

 


The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the European laboratory CERN weighs more than 12,000 tons. More than 700 scientists from 48 institutions in the United States participate in the CMS collaboration. For more information, visit the Compact Muon Solenoid website.

Credit: CERN

 

The Large Hadron Collider...

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February 14, 2011

The High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) and Compute Canada are hosting a series of workshops on Parallel Programming Using OpenMP, MPI and Posix Threads.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 (OpenMP)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (MPI)
Thursday, February 24, 2011 (Posix Threads)

9:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern

These free workshops are directed at students and researchers who plan to use high performance computers (servers, clusters). No...

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January 26, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 24 -- Consistent investment in high-performance computing leads to greater research competitiveness for U.S. academic institutions, a new study shows. Relying on information from the TOP500 list, a semi-annual compilation of the world's 500 fastest computers,and institutional data from the Carnegie Foundation's list of approximately 200 colleges and universities with "high" or "very high" research activity, University of Arkansas researchers and their colleagues examined the relationship between high-...

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January 10, 2011

Scientists involved with the ATLAS collaboration have new insight into the Universe as it existed immediately after the Big Bang.

In December, scientists from the University of Regina were among the ATLAS collaboration team involved in the discovery at CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. The team included University of Regina physics professor Kamal Benslama, two graduate students, XiangYang Ju and Yao Ming, and postdoctoral fellow Gabriel Ybeles Smit, and made the first direct observation of the phenomenon...

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November 24, 2010

The University of Manitoba’s newly-installed Grex is making waves in the supercomputing world. Even though the system is not yet ready for users, the Green500 list ranked UofM at number 44 - which is second in Canada, and first in Compute Canada. The Green500 list provides a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. Read more about the Green500 announcement here.

As well, this soon-to-be-launched system recently ranked 315 in the Top500 list released...

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October 18, 2010

The Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Foundation is the premiere organization in Alberta that works to generate widespread public awareness for these worthy achievements in science and technology.

WestGrid researchers David Wishart and Pierre Boulanger are among the 36 honourees that have been selected for 2010, representing four strategic areas: biosciences, energy and environment, health solutions and technology futures.

A professor at the University of...

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September 30, 2010

This year WestGrid's Resource Allocation Call for Proposals will be done in conjunction with Compute Canada.

Principal Investigators (PIs) at Canadian academic institutions who require access to High Performance Computing (HPC) resources on Compute Canada systems are hereby invited to submit proposals requesting allocations of CPU time and storage to the 2010 Compute Canada National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC).

Proposals must be submitted electronically to Compute Canada on or before November 8, 2010 at 3pm...

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September 8, 2010

You are invited to submit a paper with unpublished original work for ICCS 2011, Eleventh International Conference on Computational Science, in Tsukuba, Japan on June 1-3, 2011. You can submit to the main conference or one of the workshops. All accepted oral papers will appear in the proceedings.


Please, see http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2011 for more information, including the call for workshops.

The theme for ICCS 2011 in Amsterdam is "The Ascent...

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