Save The Date!



June 17th to 19th 2015


HPCS 2015, Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference, will be co-hosted by Compute Canada and Calcul Québec at the SGW campus of Concordia University in downtown Montreal from June 17th to June 19th 2015. As usual, the three days of the main conference will be preceded by two days of workshops and meetings on June 15th and 16th.

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Compute Canada announced Dr. Gregory Newby would be their new new Chief Technology Officer as of January 1st. Dr. Newby joins Compute Canada from Saudi Arabia where he led the planning and acquisition for a world-class supercomputer for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal.

“We are thrilled to have Greg join our team. His impressive background will be extremely beneficial as we plan to optimize our systems and work to ensure our national platform keeps pace with the explosion of data-intensive research,” said Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada.


openlab news
Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics, interested in working on advanced IT projects for two full months during the summer? Then the CERN Openlab Summer Student Program might be for you!

CERN openlab is a public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. Its mission is to accelerate the development of solutions to be used by the worldwide LHC community. It runs a summer student program separate from the generic CERN Student Summer Program.

Compute Canada, Canada’s advanced research computing resource, announced on December 2nd the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers.

The Compute Canada Globus Portal is a fast, reliable and secure service for transferring and sharing data. It can be accessed using a web browser on any computer, making it easy for users, no matter where they are located, to move and synchronize data, between two resources.


Canadensys workshop about its New Research Initiatives

Canadensys, a nationally — and internationally — recognized resource of primary species occurrence data is looking to develop new approaches to research related directly or indirectly to biodiversity, in collaboration with a broad cross-section of Canadian scientists. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore these new approaches and define their needs for data and tools in preparation for the Canada Foundation for Innovation 2015 cyber-infrastructure initiative. The workshop will take place at the Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre on Thursday, February 19, and Friday, February 20, 2015.  More information on the workshop will follow in the new year.