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Job Opportunities at SciNet

The SciNet HPC Consortium is looking to augment their team with a systems administrator and a scientific applications analyst. For more details, follow these links: Systems Administrator Job Scientific Applications Analyst Job Deadline to apply is August 1, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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