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Here we have a number of resources for our colleagues in the press.

You may also be interested in previous press releases or news clippings in our In The News section.   For questions or more information, contact us.


Big Data Challenge Day for High School Students

SciNet, SAS, the computer science department at Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto, and NRC Research Press organized a Big Data Challenge for High School Students in 2014. Selected teams presented their analysis of a real data set of grocery purchases for the jury on Friday February 13, 2015. The winners were the team from


International HPC Summer School 2015

Apply by 11 March, decisions on 1 April Expenses paid by program Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada website: The sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences will be held from June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. This is an advanced summer school on High Performance Computing which targets


McMaster Students Create Fractal Movies Using BlueGene/Q Supercomputer

Computing and software students at McMaster University created some stunning videos of fractals using the BlueGene/Q, one of the most powerful computers in the world, administered by SOSCIP and hosted by SciNet. Read the full articles on McMaster University’s Daily News’ or on HPC wire. The videos can be seen on YouTube. Details on the


The Portal: Volume 2

Download a PDF copy of our newsletter for 2012. The Portal: Volume 2     The_Portal_V2  

Internal cables (Credit: SciNet, University of Toronto)

SciNet at a Glance

SciNet: Is Canada’s largest open supercomputing centre Operates two (and soon three) of Canada’s largest computers Headquarters downtown on University of Toronto’s St. George campus; data centre in Vaughan Runs one of Canada’s greenest data centres, taking full advantage of its size and Canada’s cold winters to cut power needed for cooling Once BG/Q is

A partial view of the SciNet datacentres, one of the most energy efficient in Canada.  [Credit: SciNet, University of Toronto]

Backgrounder: Supercomputing and SciNet

What is supercomputing? Supercomputing, or High Performance Computing, is using the largest computers available to tackle the biggest problems facing science, society, or industry. Whether generating computer models of unprecedented fidelity in the aerospace, biological or climate sciences, or analyzing vast amounts of data from astronomy, business data in industry, or textual or musical data

Black Holes Merging

SciNet Image Gallery

A collection of SciNet images.   Click on the titles to see the images full-size, or the images to find out what story they came from.

map of scinet area

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