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SciNet News September 2018: Training and Other Events

Below you will find the salient points of what happened or changed recently, and what will happen in the near future, at SciNet (including with the new Niagara supercomputer). Among these are the announcement of SciNet course offerings in the 2018-2019 academic year. Note that users that take a sufficient number of courses can earn
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group photo HPC Summer School in Toronto

SciNet concludes its biggest-ever training week in scientific, high performance, and data science computing

When summer arrives, it means the return of Ontario’s Summer School on Scientific and High Performance Computing. This annual set of educational events bring together graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs and researchers and gives them an opportunity to learn and share knowledge and experience in technical computing, data science and biomedical computing on modern high-performance
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2018 Compute Ontario Summer School Central

The Compute Ontario Summer School on Scientific and High Performance Computing is an annual educational event for graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs and researchers to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance and technical computing on modern HPC platforms. Apart from the Compute Ontario Summer School Central, which will be hosted in Toronto by SciNet
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Launch of the Niagara Supercomputer at SciNet

The Niagara supercomputer was officially launched on March 5th, 2018. We were honoured by the presence and remarks of Reza Moridi (Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science), Nizar Ladak (Compute Ontario President and CEO), Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte (CFI President and CEO), Prof. Vivek Goel (Vice-president of Research and Innovation at the University of
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Road to Niagara 3: Hardware setup

This is the fourth of a series of posts on the transition to SciNet’s new supercomputer called “Niagara”, which will replace the General Purpose Cluster (GPC) and Tightly Coupled Cluster (TCS). The transition to Niagara will take place in the fall of 2017, and the system is planned to be available to users in early
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International HPC Summer School 2018 in Ostrava, by SciNet, XSEDE, PRACE and Riken

A High-Performance Computing Summer Institute July 8-13, Ostrava, Czech Republic Expenses-paid program Apply by February 13, 2018 Website: http://ihpcss18.it4i.cz Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the ninth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 8
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High Performance Computing Analyst – Post Doctoral Fellow (IBM/SOSCIP)

SOSCIP is currently looping for a new BlueGene/Q support post-doc. Job Description In partnership with 15 leading Ontario academic institutions, federal and provincial governments, IBM is supporting collaborative research projects that leverage high performance computing to drive commercial outcomes for social and economic development in Ontario. We have announced over 40 exciting research projects aligned
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Expired: Job Opportunity at SciNet: HPC Analyst

The SciNet HPC Consortium is looking to augment their team with an HPC Analyst. Title of job: Scientific Applications Analyst Location: SciNet HPC Consortium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Summary of job: The Scientific Applications Analyst provides senior IT services and training in parallel programming, data science applications, and scientific computing workflows for the
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Expired: Job Opportunity at SciNet: HPC Sysadmin

The SciNet HPC Consortium is looking to augment their team with a systems administrator. Title of job: Systems Administrator and Web Applications Developer Location: SciNet HPC Consortium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Summary of job: The System Administrator and Web Applications Developer maintains and updates SciNet Identity Management System including complete integration with Compute
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2017 Compute Ontario Summer School Central

The Compute Ontario Summer School on Scientific and High Performance Computing is an annual educational event for graduate/undergraduate students, postdocs and researchers who are engaged in a compute intensive research. Held geographically in the west, centre and east of the province of Ontario, the summer school provides attendees with the opportunity to learn and share
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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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Sheridan Cyber Security Symposium 3.0

The Sheridan Cyber Security Symposium 3.0, will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College in Mississauga. This conference is hosted by the Sheridon College Faculty of Applied Science and Technology in collaboration with Sheridan Applied Research and Innovation, and will explore cyber security within public health &
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Expired: 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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International HPC Summer School 2017 in Boulder, CO

Apply by 6 March, 2017 Expenses-paid program Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada website: https://confluence.xsede.org/display/IH17/International+HPC+Summer+School+2017 The eighth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences will be held from June 25-July 30, 2017, Boulder, Colorado, USA. This is an advanced summer school on High Performance Computing which targets graduate students who already
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High Performance Storage System (HPSS)

The High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is a tape-backed hierarchical storage system that provides a significant portion of the allocated storage space at SciNet. It is a repository for archiving data that is not being actively used. Data can be returned to the active filesystem on the compute clusters when it is needed. SciNet’s HPSS
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