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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...
November 9, 2009

The Commission on Computational Physics (C20) of IUPAP seeks nominations for its 2010 Young Scientist Prize. Nominees should have a maximum of 8 years of research experience following their PhD and should be the principal performer of original work in Computational Physics of outstanding scientific quality. The award will be 1000
euros, a medal, and a certificate. The award will be presented at the Conference on Computational Physics CCP2010 to be held in Trondheim, Norway on June 23...

November 2, 2009
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), WestGrid's main funding partner is an independent corporation created by the government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFi’s mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions to carry out cutting-edge research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

CFI's 2008-09 Annual report is now available:
- English...
October 30, 2009

WestGrid researcher Peter Tieleman has recently been named among the Top 40 Under 40 in 2009 by Avenue Magazine.  Dr. Tieleman is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences where he and his research team do ground-breaking work with computer modelling of cells that could lead to a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and prion diseases. At age 37, Peter Tieleman is at the top due to his many acheivements including being awarded the...