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November 10, 2008
March 21-27, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic

CHEP2009 is now accepting abstracts for the conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Thursday, November 13, 2008.

On-line registration is open and you can make also hotel reservation. Please note that you can profit from a reduced early registration conference fee before December 15, 2008.

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September 15, 2008
The Board of Directors of Compute Canada is pleased to announce that Susan Baldwin has joined the organization as its Executive Director, effective September 1, 2008.

Susan brings a wealth of leadership and experience in developing business plans, coordinating distributed initiatives and building effective partnerships which will be extremely valuable as Compute Canada builds a strong and effective national organization. Her career accomplishments include Chief Administrative Officer of CANARIE Inc. and many senior executive... Read more...
September 10, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France. The first beams were circulated through the collider today, and the first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on October 21, 2008.

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...

July 31, 2008

The 2009 International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'09) will be located in Prague, Czech Republic on March 21-27, 2009.

Details are now available on the conference website including a description of the conference tracks and schedule. The abstract deadline for the conference is November 13, 2008.

July 28, 2008

We are pleased to announce that WestGrid was successful in the bid to host Open Grid Forum (OGF) 27 in October 2009. Co-hosted by Cybera and WestGrid, the conference will take place at the Banff Centre on October 12-16, 2009.

OGF is the primary international community of users, developers, and vendors leading the pervasive adoption of grid computing for research and industry worldwide. OGF will be co-located with WestGrid's annual conference as well as the...

June 18, 2008
The Call for proposals by CFI for the Leading Edge and New Initiatives 2009 competitions normally excludes proposals with an important High Performance Computing component. However, CFI may consider applications that explicitly demonstrate that the shared infrastructure under the supervision of the Compute Canada collaboration is not appropriate for the needs of the project. To be considered a project description and justification for why Compute Canada infrastructure will not meet your projects' needs must be reviewed by Compute Canada. For... Read more...
May 26, 2008

WestGrid computing resources have played a key role in a new study into the potential health hazards of the revolutionary nano-sized particles known as ‘buckyballs’. The study predicts that the buckyball molecules are easily absorbed into animal cells, providing a possible explanation for how the molecules could be toxic to humans and other organisms.

Using computer simulations, University of Calgary biochemist Peter Tieleman, post-doctoral fellow Luca Monticelli and colleagues modeled the interaction between carbon-60 molecules...

May 22, 2008

WestGrid will be hosting their 2008 Retreat on June 25-27th in Victoria, BC. It will be held in conjunction with CANARIE's Annual General Meeting.

The retreat will provide an opportuntiy for the support team to participate in various workshops. There will also be a meeting for WestGrid's Senior Planning Committee, Executive Committee and Governing Council.

Attendence to this year's retreat is limited to support personnel and WestGrid committee members.



April 30, 2008
HPCS 2008

Early registration for HPCS ends on May 1, 2008. The registration cost will go from $350 to $400 after May 1.

Participants can register on line and consult the program at:

April 23, 2008

The deadline for TeraGrid '08 Student Competition "Call for Participation" has been extended to April 28, 2008. In addition to paper presentations, tutorials, and demonstrations, TG08 will include two competitions for students: “The Impact of Cyberinfrastructure on Your World” and “TeraGrid Student Research” competitions.

Competition Details

“The Impact of Cyberinfrastructure on Your World” Competition

High school and undergraduate students are invited to showcase their talents and creativity to convey how...