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March 31, 2008
Coast-To-Coast: Live From Dalhousie

Norbert Zeh , Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

11:30-12:20 PDT / 12:30-13:20 MDT / 12:30-13:20 CST / 13:30-14:20 CDT

Title: Cache-Oblivious Geometric Algorithms

ABSTRACT: Apart from main memory and disk drives, modern computers are equipped with multiple levels of cache, in order to bridge the gap between the CPU's processing speed and the access latency of main memory. Yet, traditional algorithms are not designed to take advantage of cache memory, making this...

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March 24, 2008

The third annual TeraGrid conference, being held June 9-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will provide the scientific community with opportunities for collaboration and technology sharing to enable scientific discovery using the TeraGrid.

Conference registration is open! Please register here.

The TeraGrid is a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure enabling world-class open computational research. TeraGrid ’08 will showcase the capabilities, achievements, and impact of TeraGrid...

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March 18, 2008

Coast-To-Coast: Live From Vancouver

Dr. Konstantin Beznosov, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

11:30-12:20 PDT / 12:30-13:20 MDT / 12:30-13:20 CST / 13:30-14:20 CDT

Title: A Broad Empirical Study of IT Security Practitioners

Abstract:
Security of information technology (IT) has become a critical issue for organizations as they must protect their information assets from unauthorized access and quickly resume business activities after a security breach. In order for technological solutions...

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March 10, 2008

Speaker: Matt Greenberg (University of Calgary)

Title: On the p-adic Stark-Heegner conjecture

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 PDT / 15:00 - 16:30 MDT

Note: Available only at the following locations:

GSB 315 at the University of Alberta,

ICICS/CS Building Room x521 at the University of British Columbia,

Biosciences 540B at the University of Calgary


Visit Seminar webpage...

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March 10, 2008
IRMACS will be hosting the 2008 Access Grid Retreat this year. It will be held from May 28-30, 2008 at the IRMACS Centre at SFU's Burnaby campus. This is an international workshop involving the key developers and users of the Access Grid software from around the world.

For those sites that are building out new collaboration infrastructure, this would be a great opportunity to meet the AG team and learn more about Access Grid current and future.

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March 6, 2008

WestGrid Executive member and researcher Dr. Raymond Spiteri has been appointed director of the MITACS Network Centre of Excellence (NCE) for the Prairie Region. The goal of the MITACS network is to harness the power of the mathematical sciences to address the inherent complexity of modern industrial and societal problems for the benefit of all Canadians. MITACS leads Canada’s effort in the generation, application and commercialization of new mathematical tools and methodologies within a...

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March 5, 2008
Interoperable Mesh Tools for PDE Simulations

Carl Ollivier-Gooch, University of British Columbia

12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

All PDE-based numerical simulation software must be able to access and manipulate mesh data, and an increasing number of simulations require the ability to adapt the mesh based on solution data. However, such sophisticated mesh manipulation operations are quite difficult to implement well. The obvious solution to this --- mesh adaptation libraries --- does not work well in practice because...

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February 29, 2008
WestGrid is pleased to announce that Jill Kowalchuk has accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with WestGrid, effective March 1, 2008.

This follows the retirement of Ken Hewitt, who was WestGrid’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the past five years. Ken will continue to work with WestGrid on a part-time basis, assisting Jill in overseeing WestGrid’s resource acquisition plans as well as its involvement within the broader mandate of Compute Canada.... Read more...
February 22, 2008

University of British Columbia Assistant Professor Scott Oser, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Canada Research Chair in Solar Neutrinos, has been awarded a 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship for his work on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in the field of neutrino oscillations.

Oser’s research has provided insight into the properties of neutrinos and the core of the sun. WestGrid computing resources are used in parts of Oser’s work, supporting these new discoveries. The...

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February 20, 2008

Jonathan Schaeffer, one of WestGrid’s Principal Investigators, has accepted the position of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Technology) at the University of Alberta (UofA), effective July 1, 2008.


Schaeffer is a Professor and Chair of Computing Science at the UofA, a Canada Research Chair and an iCORE Chair. His research interests are artificial intelligence and parallel/distributed computing. In the past year, Schaeffer and his research team created the first program to win a human world championship in...

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