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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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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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Job: High Performance Computing Analyst/Post-Doctoral Fellow with IBM

IBM job posting for a “High Performance Computing (HPC) Analyst – Post Doctoral Fellow” to support SOCIP‘s BlueGene/Q (a machine that is hosted at SciNet).

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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Power 8 GPU Test System (P8)

The P8 Test System consists of of 4 IBM Power 822LC Servers each with 2x8core 3.25GHz Power8 CPUs and 512GB Ram. Similar to Power 7, the Power 8 utilizes Simultaneous MultiThreading (SMT), but extends the design to 8 threads per core allowing the 16 physical cores to support up to 128 threads. 2 nodes have
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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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