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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


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


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


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.


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


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: 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.


Why Data Centre Providers Love the Greater Toronto Burbs

The recent announcements of continued IT infrastructure building in Markham (and across the other southern York Region municipalities of Richmond Hill and Vaughan) reflect an established data centre cluster in the area, including recognizable names such as IBM, Rogers, Compugen, OnX, and HP. Of particular noteworthiness is Vaughn-based SCINET—Canada’s largest supercomputer data centre—a High Performance Computing


2014 Call for Compute Canada Resource Allocation Proposals

Any Canadian academic researcher may obtain a default allocation on any Compute Canada system, including those at SciNet, at any time by registering with the Compute Canada DataBase (CCDB) and requesting accounts at one or more consortia. The size of default allocations vary by system. A Principal Investigator who requires more than the default allocation


SciNet’s Top 5 of 2012

  It’s been a great, busy, year here at SciNet in 2012;  here’s our take on a SciNet Year in Review as a countdown to what’s already shaping up to be an exciting 2013… 5!  SciNet Training Training and education have always been important to SciNet; it’s one thing to provide computer resources, but we


SciNet Runs Canada’s Fastest, Greenest Computers

The two new Blue Gene/Q systems that are part of the Southern Ontario Smarter Computing and Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) are Canada's biggest, fastest, and greenest big compute platforms - indeed, among the greenest and fastest in the world. And they're in just the right place.