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Niagara at Scale

SciNet will be reserving the Niagara cluster for two days in March for the first-ever “Niagara at Scale”, from March 30th, 2021, at 12 noon EST, to April 1st, 2021, at 12 noon EST. Purpose of the “Niagara at Scale” event This event will enable pre-approved projects that require all or nearly all of the
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SciNet Virtual Summer Training Program

In lieu of its annual in person Ontario Summer School, this year, SciNet, in collaboration with CAMH, will be offering weekly virtual summer training on High Performance Computing from June through to August. The program consists of the following 11 courses, each with 3 online vents of 90 minutes on successive days within one week:
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SciNet’s Summer School: a decade-old tradition

Most would associate summertime with a relaxing and leisurely season of the year. However, HPC centres like SciNet, as in many others around the world, perceive this differently and are actually quite busy during this period. Among the many activities SciNet carries out during the summer “break” are workshops and short courses. These activities are
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SciNet’s publication about Niagara deployment

Have you ever wondered how a supercomputer is designed and brought to life? Read SciNet’s latest paper on the deployment of Canada’s fastest supercomputer: Niagara. Niagara is currently the fastest supercomputer accessible to academics in Canada. In this paper we describe the transition process from our previous systems, the TCS and GPC, the procurement and
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2019 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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Computational Science Education Publications by SciNet

This year starts with the publication of three papers by SciNet analysts in the Journal of Computational Science Education that are a reflection of SciNet’s ten years of training and educating academic researchers in the practical and scalable use of high performance computing. Bridging the Educational Gap between Emerging and Established Scientific Computing Disciplines Marcelo
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2019 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, Japan, July 7-12

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the tenth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from July 7 to 12, 2019, at the campus of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan. Applications
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SciNet Receives HPCwire Award

We are very proud that SciNet has received the 2018 HPCwire Editor’s Award for Best Use of HPC in Physical Sciences. The award was announced at the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18), in Dallas, Texas. SciNet used Lenovo and Mellanox technologies on the new Niagara cluster to create
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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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