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Winners Announced for 2017 Visualize This Challenge

(credit: WestGrid. Original post HERE) WestGrid is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Visualize This! Challenge. First place was awarded to Jarno van der Kolk, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Ottawa Physics Department; second place went to Nadya Moiseeeva, a PhD student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences [...]

By | 2017-12-20T12:06:53+00:00 December 20th, 2017|In the News|

Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) 2018 Now Open

Compute Canada's annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) is now open, and will close November 16, 2017. These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies. Competition Opens Due Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) application Early October Nov 16, 2017 10:00 pm [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:33:24+00:00 October 5th, 2017|In the News|

University of Waterloo launches new national supercomputer to fuel big data research and machine learning

Waterloo, Ontario (Friday, May 5, 2017) — The University of Waterloo, Compute Canada and Compute Ontario today unveiled the largest supercomputer at any Canadian university. Located at Waterloo, it will provide expanded resources for researchers across the country working on a broad range of topics, including artificial intelligence, genomics and advanced manufacturing. Named Graham, the [...]

By | 2017-05-08T14:52:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|In the News|

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 | 2017-03-16T08:22:56+00:00 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 | 2017-03-16T08:23:44+00:00 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 | 2017-03-16T08:24:25+00:00 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 | 2017-03-16T08:25:34+00:00 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 | 2017-03-16T08:26:18+00:00 September 27th, 2016|In the News|