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Compute Ontario's Chair helps develop a blood test for concussions

Compute Ontario’s Chair helps develop a blood test for concussions

Compute Ontario’s Chair, Dr. Mark Daley, Doug Fraser, and fellow medical researchers in London have contributed to developing the most accurate concussion test in the world, with over 90% accuracy. The team also relied on SHARCNET for components of the testing. … Continue reading

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ENGAGE: A time to rest and reflect

At this time of year, one can sense happiness in the air.  Even in a big and bustling city like Toronto where I live, people are happier and more tolerant of one another.  The other day, while driving on our … Continue reading

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Compute Ontario Appointments Chief Technology Officer

Toronto, Ontario (Dec 16, 2016) – Compute Ontario, established to support advanced computing in Ontario, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christen Loken as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Loken brings more than two decades of experience in technology … Continue reading

Ontario participates in the fastest, long-distance, academic big data transfer in Canada

Ontario participates in the fastest, long-distance, academic big data transfer in Canada

For Immediate Release Salt Lake City, November 17, 2016 – Today, Compute Ontario joined several leading Canadian and international organizations have successfully tested a next-generation, ultra-fast data transfer at SC16, the world’s largest supercomputing conference. In partnership with Compute Canada, … Continue reading

Compute Canada launches resource allocation competitions for 2017

Compute Canada launches resource allocation competitions for 2017

Today Compute Canada launched its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to Compute Canada’s advanced research computing resources. The two competitions — the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals … Continue reading

Join the Visualize This! Challenge

Visualize This! Enter the advanced research computing challenge

  Science is producing an unprecedented amount of data on everything from predicting weather and ocean changes to searching for distant galaxies. Visualization tools allow researchers to explore these large datasets interactively without being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of … Continue reading

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High Performance Computing International Summer Schools

This summer, I attended the annual International Summer School on Challenges in High Performance Computing (IHPCSS) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I attended as part of the organizing committee, as well as the instructor of the “Python for HPC” session.  The IHPCSS … Continue reading

McMaster's LIVElabs demonstrates performance technology

ENGAGE: Computing music to my ears

This past week, I drove my eldest daughter, Nadia, to Western University to begin her first year at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.  It was a bittersweet trip.  While I’m thrilled she will be getting a post-secondary education, my … Continue reading

ENGAGE: What I did on my vacation

ENGAGE: What I did on my vacation

I had the good fortune to travel to Thailand with my family recently and as I lounged poolside tens of thousands of kilometres from home, I was able to witness ingenuity everywhere I looked. From efficient water filtration systems to … Continue reading

Name our national computing systems

Name our national systems!

Compute Canada has put out a call to name the four new national computing systems. This is our chance to put our stamp on those names, especially the two systems which will be hosted within Ontario — a large parallel … Continue reading