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2015 Ontario HPC Summer School Registration Opened

The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing provides attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance, technical, and data-centric computing. The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing will have three installments. The first will be in Londen (May 25-29), the second in Toronto (July 9-13), hosted by SciNet, while the
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Announcing SciNet’s Data Science Certificate Program

SciNet is pleased to announce the addition of a new certificate program, focused on Data Science. As many of you know, SciNet not only provides compute cycles and storage, but also offers a wide range of education and training sessions. Users can already get a SciNet certificate in Scientific Computing or High Performance Computing when
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Science Rendezvous 2015

We had a great time at Science Rendezvous on May 9th, 2015! Science Rendezvous is an annual festival in Canada that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. The University of Toronto is one of the event sites, and SciNet has been part of this event for many years. At the SciNet
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SciNet to be the site for the new Large Parallel System

As part of its strategy for Advanced Research Computing and High Performance Computing in Canada, Compute Canada has conducted a site selection for four new systems. These systems are intended to replace and augment the currently aging computational systems available to Canadian academic researchers. Recognizing the diversity of ARC computing in academic research, Compute Canada
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Compute Ontario Research Day 2015

The Compute Ontario Research Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, May 21 at the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. This will be a day filled with high performance computing related research done in Ontario. Have an interesting research story for which you used high performance computing (such as
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SciNet News April 2015

To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses, events and accomplishments at SciNet. First of all, we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who cleaned up their scratch directories last week when /scratch it was 99% full. You saved
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SciNet News February 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS Dear SciNet users, To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses, events and accomplishments at SciNet. Last month, the SciNet team was augmented with another analyst, Mike Nolta. Welcome, Mike! Below you will find the salient points of what else happened or changed recently and what
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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: https://ihpcss2015.computecanada.ca 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
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2015 Call for Compute Canada Resource Allocation Proposals

Compute Canada is announcing the launch of the 2015 Resource Competitions. In addition to the familiar Resource Allocation Competition (RAC), there are two other opportunities to access Compute Canada resources including the Fast Track and the NEW Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition.

SciNet Analysist Scott Northup works with users on issues of Parallel I/O [Credit: HPCS2010, SciNet, University of Toronto]

2014 Ontario High Performance Computing Summerschool (Central) open for registration

The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing provides attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance and technical computing. The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing will have three installments. The first will be in Waterloo (May 26-30), the second in Toronto (June 9-13), hosted by SciNet, while the third
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SciNet News April 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS We are pleased to announce that users can now keep track of their progress towards a SciNet certificate through their account on the Courses website. UPCOMING EVENTS Unless stated otherwise, all events take place in the SciNet Boardroom, 2nd floor of 256 McCaul Street, Toronto. Events are free for users but registration is required:
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SciNet News March 2014

To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses and events and accomplishments at SciNet. Below you will find the salient points of what has happened or changed during the last month and what will happen in the near future. Among these is the
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International Summer School 2014 on HPC Challenges

Apply by 9 March, decisions in early April Expenses paid by program Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada website: http://summerschool.niif.hu Compute Canada/Calcul Canada invites students and researchers at Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for one of 10 spots allocated to Canada for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences.
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SciNet News February 2014

To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses and events and accomplishments at SciNet (Want to share a testimonial? Email it to support@scinet.utoronto.ca). Below you will find the salient points of what has happened or changed during the last month and what will
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SciNet News January 2014

To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses and events and accomplishments at SciNet. Taking of accomplishments, we are compiling user success stories and testimonials (http://www.scinethpc.ca/testimonials). If you want to share your SciNet-powered success stories, please let us know by emailing to support@scinet.utoronto.ca.
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