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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 | 2017-03-16T08:29:05+00:00 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 | 2017-03-16T08:29:59+00:00 July 19th, 2016|In the News|

HPCS is coming to Kingston in 2017

On the heels of 2016’s High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) recently coming to a close in Edmonton, organizers for HPCS 2017 are already looking ahead to next year’s event—which will be held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. “We’re well on our way with the planning,” said organizer and Centre for Advanced Computing Executive Director Don [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:33:29+00:00 July 13th, 2016|In the News|

Ontario students diTHINK outside the box

The 2016 diTHINK conference featured fascinating speakers, inspiring presentations and a series of breakout sessions that demanded out-of-the-box thinking. “It was a popular mix,” said Nizar Ladak, CEO and President of Compute Ontario. “This was our best attended event so far, with a fully engaged audience interacting with one another.” As usual, students were an important [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:35:08+00:00 June 21st, 2016|In the News|

A conversation with Mark Daley, Compute Ontario’s Chair of the Board of Directors and upcoming diTHINK speaker

[Originally posted on the ORION website on January 06, 2016.] What do you do at Compute Ontario and why is Compute Ontario partnering with ORION at the diTHINK Conference? I am Compute Ontario’s newly appointed chair of the board of directors, and at Western University I am the interim associate vice president (Research) and an [...]

By | 2016-05-30T12:02:02+00:00 May 16th, 2016|In the News|

Compute Ontario partners with ORION to present diTHINK

Compute Ontario and ORION will co-present Ontario’s innovation event of the year: diTHINK. The joint conference – which combines Compute Ontario Research Day 2016 (CORD2016) and the ORION THINK Conference – gathers provincial thought leaders in research, education, and innovation. What does the “di” stand for? In addition to a full day of advanced computing [...]

By | 2016-05-17T09:52:51+00:00 May 13th, 2016|In the News|

Compute Ontario appoints new President and CEO

[Toronto, Ontario] April 1, 2016 – Compute Ontario today announced the appointment of Nizar Ladak as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ladak brings outstanding leadership developed over two decades of senior management experience in national and provincial government organizations and hospitals. Most recently, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Health Quality [...]

By | 2016-09-08T16:44:56+00:00 April 1st, 2016|In the News|

Einstein’s discovery, Compute Ontario and you

Do black holes colliding a billion light years away make a sound? They do, and scientists have now heard and recorded this sound for the first time. Physicists say the faint noise is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. This discovery [...]

By | 2016-03-31T14:02:12+00:00 March 7th, 2016|In the News|

Bolstering computing resources

The Globe and Mail’s Feb 2nd article “Canadian scientists raise alarm over inadequate computing resources” raises awareness about digital infrastructure needs for Canadian researchers. As demonstrated in recent reports and collaborative initiatives, Compute Ontario is aware of the province’s growing computing needs and the rapidly increasing demands to scale our resources. We are dedicated to working with our partners to [...]

By | 2016-04-01T09:26:16+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|In the News|

SNO Collaboration, Professor McDonald recognized for discovery of neutrino oscillations.

Queen’s University Professor Emeritus and Nobel laureate Arthur McDonald, representing the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Collaboration, received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The SNO Collaboration is a proud member of the Compute Ontario and Compute Canada families. Compute Ontario congratulates Professor McDonald and his co-workers at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Read More >>> Compute [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:38:54+00:00 November 9th, 2015|In the News|