Road to Niagara

News about the transition from SciNet’s General Purpose Cluster and Tightly Coupled Cluster to the new supercomputer, Niagara, during the fall of 2017.

HPCwire: SciNet Launches Niagara, Canada’s Fastest Supercomputer

HPWire reports on the launch on the new supercomputer Niagara at Scinet.

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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ZDNet: Lenovo gives a boost to the Canadian supercomputer Niagara

zdnet reports on the launch on the new supercomputer Niagara at Scinet.

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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Bursting Through Limits with Peta-Scale Storage at SciNet

Scientific Computing reports on SciNet’s Burst Buffer storage setup for the upcoming Niagara cluster.

Deployment Collaboration With Lenovo Will Power Canada’s Largest Supercomputer Center

HPCwire reports on SciNet’s deployement collaboration with Lenovo for the upcoming Niagara cluster.

SciNet supercomputer’s GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer

The Register reports on SciNet’s storage solution for the upcoming Niagara cluster.

SciNet Relies on Excelero for High-Performance, Peta-Scale Storage at New Supercomputing Facility

Market Insider and PR Newswire report on the new storage facility to be deployed with SciNet’s upcoming Niagara cluster.

Road to Niagara 2: GPC Reduction

This is the second 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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Road to Niagara 1: Tightly Coupled Cluster Decommissioned

This is the first of a series of posts on the transition to SciNet’s new supercomputer called “Niagara”, which will replace our aging 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
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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
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