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Grand Opening of the ArcNet Space at MaRS

On May 9, 2017, the Grand Opening of the ArcNet space took place (despite having moved a while ago). What is ArcNet? It is a space where expertise and support of Advanced Research Computing (the “ARC” in ArcNet) from three organizations come together. SciNet is the oldest of the three; It is the supercomputing consortium
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HPCS 2017, Kingston June 5-9, 2017

HPCS (the High Performance Computing Symposium) is Canada’s premiere Advanced Research Computing (ARC) conference, bringing together top researchers from across Canada and around the world, as well as major industry partners. This year’s conference is being held in Kingston, Ontario – June 5th – 9th, and will include a range of keynote sessions and technical
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Resource Allocation Competition for 2017 Opened

Yesterday, 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 process for getting these resources has been restructured. If your research group needs computing or storage resources on Compute Canada systems in 2017, then you will need to understand the
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SciNet News August 2016

Below you will find the salient points of what happened or changed recently, and what will happen in the near future. Among these is that the SciNet offices have moved to a new home! We are now located in the MaRS West Tower on the eleventh floor (address: 661 University Ave., Suite 1140 Toronto, ON
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Gravitation waves detected, again!

We congratulate the LIGO and Virgo collaborations to the second-ever observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. SciNet is proud to have contributed to the computation of the waveform templates that were used in this latest discovery of LIGO. LIGO measured about 55 gravitational wave cycles for this new binary black hole system. This
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2016 Ontario HPC Summer School – Toronto

The 2016 Ontario Summer School on High Performance Computing is a week-long academic workshop that provides attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experiences in high performance computing, technical computing, and data science. The Ontario HPC Summer School is given in three locations, in different weeks. The first one was from May 30
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Science Rendezvous 2016

Join us Saturday, May 7th for Science Rendezvous! It is an annual festival at the University of Toronto that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. At the SciNet booth, explorers of all ages will find out how researchers use computers for discovery. They will see how simple computer simulations that you
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Gravitational Waves detected!!!

On February 11th, 2016 (10:30AM EST), scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration together with representatives of the National Science Foundation, announced in a live press conference, the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The event detected, named GW150914, was produced by two colliding black holes, inspariling and merging together. This signal was
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Big Data Challenge for HighSchool Students 2016

SciNet in partnership with STEM Fellowship (http://stemfellowship.org/), SAS and Open Data Toronto, organized the second edition of the “Big Data Challenge for High School Students”. On Feb. 4th, the 2015/2016 Big Data Challenge for high school students took place. 8 teams from several schools across the GTA presented their research on data analytic in front
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International HPC Summerschool 2016 in Slovenia

Apply by 15 February 2016, decisions on March 9, 2016 Expenses-paid program Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada website: http://ihpcss2016.hpc.fs.uni-lj.si/ The seventh International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences will be held from June 26-July 1, 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This is an advanced summer school on High Performance Computing which targets
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