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December 18, 2009
Call for Papers

1st ACM Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud) 2010
June 21st, 2010
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Co-located with with ACM High Performance Distributed Computing Conference (HPDC) 2010...

December 14, 2009
The e-Science Institute is delighted to host a visitor seminar by Dr Manish Parashar. The visitor seminar is open to all interested parties in academia and industry. There is no need to register for this event and those attending the lecture are invited to join us for tea and coffee at 17:00.

Speaker:  Dr Manish Parashar
               Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering  
               Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Topic:  "Addressing Complexity in Emerging Cyber-...
December 14, 2009

OGF Community - The deadline for submissions to the OGF28 Call for Session Proposals has been extended to January 4, 2010 with notifications by January 15, 2010.

Proposals are being received online at:

Grids have matured to production infrastructures in academic and commercial usage scenarios. In addition, Cloud computing is evolving as a promising new paradigm for infrastructure provisioning. For academics, such distributed...

December 7, 2009
Proposal Submission Deadline: -Extended- December 30, 2009
Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications
A book edited by Dr.Nikolaos Preve
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

To be published by IGI Global:

Grid computing is the next generation information...
December 3, 2009
Witness the public launch of live data from NEPTUNE Canada’s deep-sea instruments and sensors, and learn how it will shape public policy.

David H. Turpin, PhD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Victoria invites you to join us online via webcast

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST

or join the event in person
Auditorium B150, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria (Map and parking info—Lot #1)...

November 30, 2009
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment on the French-Swiss border has set a new world record for energy.

The LHC is an international project, of which several WestGrid researchers are a part of. It is funded by and built in collaboration with over eight thousand physicists from over eighty-five countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories. WestGrid makes a significant contribution to the international infrastructure for the analysis of data produced by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

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November 23, 2009
The International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) 2010 will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 18– 22 (Monday - Friday) October, 2010.
The Conference website of CHEP 2010 is now available at
We look forward to meeting you in Taipei, Taiwan next year!
November 20, 2009
The Third IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2010), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).

Objective and Focus:
The objective of the Third IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2010), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), is to highlight and showcase real-world problem solving using computing that scales.

Effective solutions to many scientific problems require...
November 18, 2009

Supercomputing 09
(SC09), being held in Portland, Oregon from November 14-20, 09, is the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. SC09 features the most interesting and innovative HPC scientific and technical applications from around the world.

If anyone is at SC09, stop by the Compute Canada/CANARIE booth and talk to some of the WestGrid staff. They are located at booth #142!

For up-...

November 17, 2009
CLUMEQ (Consortium Laval, Université du Québec, McGill and Eastern Quebec), one of the 7-consortia making up Compute Canada has completed a supercomputing platform at the Quebec site. It is on the campus of Université Laval inside a renovated van de Graaf silo, and is one of the most eco-friendly facilities in the world, with an innovative cylindrical layout for the data center. This cluster will feature upwards of 12,000 processing elements. Compute racks will be... Read more...