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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

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


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


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

SR 2016 at UofT (St. George Campus) 4

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


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: 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

International HPC Summer School in Toronto

Eighty students from the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, plus about twenty speakers and over thirty mentors gathered at the University of Toronto from June 21 to June 26, 2015, to learn about High Performance Computing, and share experiences in this multi-disciplinary field (see Sponsored by PRACE, XSEDE, Riken, and Compute Canada , this


2015 Ontario HPC Summer School Registration Opened

The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing provides attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance, technical, and data-centric computing. The Ontario Summerschool on High Performance Computing will have three installments. The first will be in London (May 25-29), the second in Toronto (July 9-13), hosted by SciNet, while the


Announcing SciNet’s Data Science Certificate Program

SciNet is pleased to announce the addition of a new certificate program, focused on Data Science. As many of you know, SciNet not only provides compute cycles and storage, but also offers a wide range of education and training sessions. Users can already get a SciNet certificate in Scientific Computing or High Performance Computing when

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

SciNet to be the site for the new Large Parallel System

As part of its strategy for Advanced Research Computing and High Performance Computing in Canada, Compute Canada has conducted a site selection for four new systems. These systems are intended to replace and augment the currently aging computational systems available to Canadian academic researchers. Recognizing the diversity of ARC computing in academic research, Compute Canada


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

SciNet News April 2015

To keep users posted on what’s going on at SciNet, we send monthly emails with the new features, planned courses, events and accomplishments at SciNet. First of all, we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who cleaned up their scratch directories last week when /scratch it was 99% full. You saved