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March 5, 2010

You have only one week to save 20% on registration fees and be entered to win an iPod touch! Early-bird registration ends on March 12, 2010. Click here to register.

Join the information-packed, two-day event that will address new ideas for sharing technology to solve common problems.

The conference program is nearly complete. Take a look at the sessions.


February 26, 2010
Workshop on Large-Scale System and Application Performance (LSAP2010)in conjunction with the 19th International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-19)

Chicago, USA, June 21, 2010

IMPORTANT DATES (with extended deadline) Submission deadline:
March 8, 2010 (11:59 PM EST) Author notification: April 8, 2010
Final papers due:    April 23, 2010
Workshop:            June 21, 2010...
February 24, 2010
Call for Papers

Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments (CLADE) 2010

To be held in conjunction with HPDC-2010, 22 June 2010, Chicago, IL

Important Dates (all dates are firm):
Submissions Due: 15 March 2010
Paper Decisions Announced: 7 April 2010
Final Camera-Ready Papers Due: 23 April 2010
Workshop Date: 22 June 2010

There is an ongoing set of unsolved...

February 23, 2010
There will be a workshop on March 15th on data-intensive research at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh.

The event is described on the eSI events page which you should go to to register if you are able to come.

The provisional, but rapidly becoming firm timetable is can be found by clicking here and on the pages that... Read more...
February 11, 2010

WestGrid, the University of Victoria, and Compute Canada invite you to join us for a reception celebrating the nearly $8 million investment into High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at the University of Victoria.

Thursday, February 25
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) lobby
University of Victoria

The new IBM installation includes an energy-efficient IBM iDataPlex capabilty and capacity cluster, as well as an IBM DCS9900 storage system. These will serve a multidisciplinary user...

February 4, 2010
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS Ninth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 13-16 September 2010

The Ninth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM 2010) is scheduled to be held 13-16 September 2010 at the City Hall in Cardiff. Workshops have been a successful feature of previous AHM programmes, and proposals for workshops are now invited. Other modes of participation in AHM 2010 will include oral presentations of selected submitted papers, posters, birds-of-a-feather sessions and tutorials. A call for these will be issued in March 2010.


January 22, 2010

ATLAS is an international particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research).  The ATLAS project uses WestGrid facilities for it's massive data processing and storage.

In the following article, Cass (CERN's group leader of fabric infrastructure and operations) explains how CERN is processing data from Large Hadron Collider experiments in a virtual environment for the first time.

To view the complete article...

January 5, 2010

HPCS (High Performance Computing Symposium) is Canada's foremost HPC conference - a multidisciplinary conference where computational researchers from all disciplines in industry and academia, computer scientists, and vendors exchange new tools, techniques and interesting results in and for HPC computational research. The HPCS2010 conference will take place at the University of Toronto on June 6-9, with workshops on the two days preceding the symposium.

We are seeking abstracts for posters and oral presentations in the following areas...

January 4, 2010
Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments (CLADE) 2010 (to be held in conjunction with HPDC-2010) 22 June 2010, Chicago, IL

There is an ongoing set of unsolved large-scale problems, requiring novel, large-scale, distributed applications that need to use advanced distributed cyberinfrastructure. This workshop focuses on the complex issues, such as adapting to heterogeneity and being dynamic in space and time, that arise in developing, deploying,... Read more...
December 23, 2009


Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!