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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 crazy highway 401, a driver cut off another and almost caused an accident.  As I [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|In the News|

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 and specifically, within high performance computing.  For the past 16 years, Dr. Loken has held [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|In the News|

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, ORION, Calcul Québec and other partners, this demonstration is the fastest, long-distance academic data transfer [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|In the News|

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 (RPP) Competition -- are open to Canadian research projects from all disciplines (Note: RPP applications are [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|In the News|

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 data. Ultimately, visualization enables researchers to answer the important scientific questions facing us today. Compute [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|In the News|

High Performance Computing International Summer Schools

Author Ramses van Zon. 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 was a great event, both because of the educational [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|In the News|

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 system based out of the University of Toronto and a general purpose system at the [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|In the News|

School’s IN for summer at Compute Ontario

Summer’s here and Compute Ontario’s annual Summer School on High Performance and Technical Computing is in full swing. Held this year at three different campuses across the province, this popular educational event offers intensive hands-on and interactive sessions covering a variety of modern HPC platforms. “SHARCNET started this summer school program in 2007, and now [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|In the News|