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December 21, 2014

Compute Canada is pleased to announce its participation in an upcoming series of community consultations with the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) on the Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. Face-to-face sessions will...

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December 17, 2014

Five research networks, two of which will be located in Western Canada, have been named to conduct groundbreaking research that focuses on addressing various major health and life sciences issues.

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement at the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet), a new network that will receive $26.3 million over five years to support collaborative research aimed at reducing premature deaths and suffering caused by hearth rhythm disturbances.

"This NCE...

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December 16, 2014

Toronto, ON (December 16, 2014) – Compute Canada is pleased to announce Dr. Gregory Newby as its new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Newby joins Compute Canada from Saudi Arabia where he led the planning and acquisition for a world-class supercomputer for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal. Prior to his role as Manager of the KAUST Supercomputing Core Laboratory, Dr. Newby was the Director of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center during his 11-year stay at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A passionate...

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December 8, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which will see Canadian post-secondary institutions vying for research funding over seven years. Grants will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit, strategic relevance to Canada (including the potential for the research area to create long-term economic advantages for Canada), and quality of implementation plan. Submissions will...

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ParaView Workshop University of Alberta
December 3, 2014

University of Alberta researchers are invited to attend a free workshop on Scienctific Visualization with Paraview on Monday, Dec 08. This workshop presents principles and methods for visualizing data resulting from scientific measurements and computations. The discussion will focus on ParaView, but the concepts apply to other visualization tools. Users of ParaView are able to explore data and create visualizations using a visual programming interface. ParaView is open-source and multi-platform, providing great flexibility in collaborative...

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Globus Portal Compute Canada
December 2, 2014

Compute Canada, Canada’s advanced research computing resource, today announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers.

The announcement was made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadians researchers. Hosted by the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, the...

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December 2, 2014

Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada, Canada’s national advanced research computing platform, today announced the allocation of more than $ 71 million worth of advanced research computing and storage capacity to over 300 research projects, across the country.

These allocations, which result from Compute Canada’s most recent...

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December 1, 2014

Completion of the first phase of the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL-I) was celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia today. ARIEL is the flagship facility of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, which has received $40 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) since 2003, including more than $17 million for the ARIEL-I project. The state-of-the-art tools found within the lab will eventually allow scientists to push the limits of subatomic physics, new materials design and...

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This colloquium will highlight substantive and methodological innovations and applications in aging research
December 1, 2014

The Centre on Aging (COAG) is a research intensive centre at the University of Victoria, with members engaged in aging research in its many forms, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, and longitudinal, experimental, and intervention designs. A key emphasis is on advances in the health, cognitive vitality, and well-being of an aging community. This colloquium series has been developed to highlight both substantive and...

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Kuiper Belt
December 1, 2014

Through its Research Software Program, CANARIE funds the development of software tools, called Research Software Platforms, to help Canadian scientists and researchers do their work. As science is a collaborative, international endeavour, these platforms have made a global impact. As part of this program, the researchers at CANFAR, the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research, have developed a Big Data...

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