Two members of our Sherbrooke team honoured by Compute Canada


Compute Canada recently launched its excellence awards in recognition of the outstanding realisations of members of its team. The prizes were awarded at the Compute Canada Soirée held in Montreal on June 18th, during HPCS 2015. 


This event is the beginning of a tradition of celebrating and recognizing exceptional advanced research computing support and expertise.

We would like to congratulate Alain Veilleux, our Director of Operations at Centre de calcul scientifique in Université de Sherbrooke, as well as Jean-Francois Landry, system administrator, also from our Université de Sherbrooke site, who were both presented with a Compute Canada Award of Excellence during this inaugural awards ceremony.

prixAlain   PrixJF


This falls theme: Foundations and Applications of Big Data

The Coast to Coast (C2C) Seminar is an hour-long presentation given on a scientific topic and is made accessible to audiences at a number of remote sites across Canada through collaboration technology. In Québec, they are available through the videoconferencing capabilities of Calcul Québec sites at Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, McGill University and Université de Montréal.

The fist talk of this fall's series will be this Tuesday at 2:30pm Eastern time. Professor Martin Ester, from the computing science department at Simon Fraser University, will open the season with a talk titled Recommender Systems: Exploiting Big User Feedback Data for Personalization.

The Research Allocation Competition 2016 is now open. Applications can now be submitted through the Compute Canada database (CCDB). The RAC is targeted at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need compute or storage resources above the default allocation levels. Allocations are available for one year, starting in January 2016. 

Researchers who are members of Calcul Québec receive a default allocation.

If you are planning on using more resources (on the order of twice the default allocation or more), you should fill an application for the Resource Allocation Competition.

Our National partner Compute Canada and the British organization Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to increase the representation of women in advanced research computing in Canada. Compute Canada is WHPC's first international partner.


The annoncement was made in Frankfurt during the HPC conference ISC High Performance by Toni Collis, PhD and Alison Kennedy from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), both founding members of WHPC, and Marc Dietrich, CEO of Compute Canada.

mitacs logoThrough the Mitacs Accelerate internship program, graduate students, post-docs and University professors can extend the scope of their research by teaming with private companies and put their skills and resources to work taking up new challenges.

Applications are accepted throughout the year for internships lasting a minimum four months. Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding. To apply, students must already have an industrial partner, but several companies have expressed interest in the program and do have research projects that they would like to find interns for. Some of these projects are related to advanced research computing. The list of these projects is available on the Mitacs website.

Good luck!