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.
Compute Canada is now accepting Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions for its Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) competition. Interested researchers must use the RAC Applications section of the Compute Canada Database (CCDB) website website to submit their LOI.
The competition is open to any researcher based at a Canadian academic institution who is eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies. Submissions are welcomed from applicants in any discipline who use platforms or portals to serve the needs of a community of researchers.
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.
Through 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.
In collaboration with Supercomputing 2015, the WHPC network are running a half day workshop on Friday 20 November 2014 in Austin, Texas, USA.
As part of the workshop, they are inviting submissions from female early career researchers (papers or posters) to present their work in a supportive environment that promotes the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, providing opportunities for peer to peer networking and the opportunity to interact with female role models.