HPCS 2015 - Early Bird Registration


Montreal  —  June 17th to 19th 2015

Hosted by Compute Canada and Calcul Québec at the SGW Campus of Concordia University

By registering before April 15th 2015 to attend HPCS 2015, Canada's largest advanced research computing event, you can take advantage of the Early Bird rate!

Important dates :

  • Notice of acceptance: April 8th, 2015
  • Deadline for early bird registration: April 15th, 2015
  • Deadling for the SEING BIG data visualization showcase: May 1st 2015

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Invitation to Calcul Québec's Spring School

ecoleAdvanced computing has become an essential tool for the whole research community, from chemists, physicists and engineers — who were the first to use advanced computing — to emerging communities in fields such as genomics, imaging, or big data analysis in the humanities.

In 2015, Calcul Québec's summer school will be presented from May 25th to 29th, at Centre d’arts Orford. Register now!

*Please note that although some workshops may be presented in English, a working knowlegde of French is required as most activities will take place in French.


Due to electrical work at Université de Sherbrooke,  the Mammouth clusters will be offline for the following period:

  • Compute nodes and Interactive nodes Ms2 and Mp2: From Friday April 24th at 10PM to Monday April 26th at 10PM.

ALL running jobs will be DELETED on April 24th at 10PM.

At this time we will take the opportunity to do software updates and a hardware maintenance of the Lustre storage systems. The compute nodes will not be available during this period, but the interactive nodes may be available earlier. Please consult the message appearing at login for the latest information.


The Canada Council for the Arts announced on April 14th the names of recipients of the Killam program for 2015. We would like to congratulate Victoria Kaspi, professor of astrophysics at McGill University, who was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize for the natural sciences recognizing her lifetime contributions to her field. Professor Kaspi is no stranger to honors: she was awarded the Herzberg medal by the Canadian association of physicists in 2004, the National Research Council's Stacie Prize for natural sciences in 2006, the Commemorative Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 and the Prix Marie-Victorin, one the Prix du Québec, in 2009.

logo frqntThe Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)announced the lauch of the first call for projects for the Québec-Flanders Bilateral Research Cooperation Program. The Program aims to contribute to the development and the excellence of Québec-Flanders university and scientific cooperation in selected topics. It also aims to foster intersectoral and interdisciplinary research crossing at least two research sectors falling under FRQNT, FRQS or FRQSC. 

The following scientific topics are prioritized: - Demographic changes, aging and well-being - Sustainable development - Sea & inland waterways governance/valorization - Natural resources: forestry, mining, energy and food production - Northern development - Small and medium enterprises.