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Below are some of the testimonials that we received from SciNet Users.  

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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


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

Ernest Ho: Thanks for the excellent work

Dear SciNet administrators, If you are still into keeping track of SciNet supported publications, here is one of mine that just got published. Thanks for the excellent work of all the SciNet staff members! Your team is really one of the most important reasons why this paper is even possible! Thanks, Ernest

Joachim Harnois-Deraps: Staff remarkable, generous and dedicated

Dear SciNet staff, I am writing this letter to thank you all for your dedicated effort in providing SciNet users with such an excellent support service. I have been using you High Performance Computing systems since the very first year of production, and was always impressed by the amount of help I received from your programming staff. Being at the

Gaetan Kenway: You guys really got it right

Hi Scott I just wanted to personally thank you for all your help over the past couple of years with all things Scinet. I just convocated and I am now working with Dr. Martins as a post-doc at the University of Michigan. After using a couple of over HPC systems down here I can honestly say you guys really got

Nicholas Roberts: Scientific Computing Course 2013

Hi both [Jonathan and Ramses], I would like to thank you both for a very informative course, one from which I have learnt a lot and which is already been useful in my work. I only wish I had had more time to devote to it. Thanks again, Nic

Victor Chernov: A goodbye and thank you message

Hello guys For the last two years I’ve been a post-doctoral fellow with Thomson’s group and a SciNet user. Now, when my fellowship has came to an end (don’t close my account just yet – I need to finish some things), I wanted to say goodbye. I also wanted to say that I’ve seen a lot of computer system admins

Steven Schramm: Very educational

Hi Ramses and Jonathan, Thank you very much for setting up the [Scientific Computing] course! It was very educational, and will almost certainly be very practical in my future research. Hopefully many others will benefit from it in future years! Best Regards, Steven

Cai Durbin: Thanks for all the help

Hey guys, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for all the help you’ve given me over the last few weeks. I managed to get all the data I needed for the presentation and I think it went ok.I couldn’t have done it without your quick replies and understanding, not

Régis Pomès: Appreciation for your efforts

Dear SciNet staff: On behalf of my entire lab, I would like to express my appreciation for your efforts to keep the SciNet cluster operational. As you know, we rely very heavily on SciNet for our research. We appreciate that sporadic service outages are unavoidable and should be expected. We are consistently impressed by the speed at which the SciNet GPC