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, 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.

Mr. Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada, Canada’s national advanced research computing platform, announced the allocation of more than $ 71 million worth of advanced research computing and storage capacity to over 300 research projects, across the country.

These allocations, which result from Compute Canada’s most recent Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and of the new Research Platforms and Portals Competition (RPP), were announced as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadians researchers. 

Logo du Muse de la civilisationYour research involves nanotechnologies? If so, NanoQuébec and les Musées de la civilisation de Québec need you! To prepare the nanotechnologies exhibition that will open in November 2015 at Musée de la civilisation, the hunt is on for suggestions of 3D objects that could be used to present nanotechnologies to the public in a tangible, concrete manner. A big challenge for a small subject!

logo acfas colDCongratulations to Alexandre Blais, rising star of quantum computing research, who was awarded the Urgel-Archambault prize for Physics, Mathematics, computer science and engineering by Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS) during its yearly gala evening on October 22nd. 

Earlier this fall, the Royal Society of Canada also annonced mister Blais would be a member of the inaugural cohort of the Society's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The Presentation for this first cohort took place on Friday, November 21 at Château Frontenac in Quebec City.


Could species occurrence or specimen data generated in the past or by other studies and biodiversity inventories take your research to new heights? Canadensys invites you to express your interest in a 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.