High Performance Computing for Everyone

Are you a teacher, a student, a parent or just someone curious about supercomputers and why high performance computing is important? You are in the right place !

From Zero to (Super)Computing

The first calculator, the abacus, the invention of the zéro, the computer keyboard… Can you date the events, discoveries and important people that led to supercomputers? The Calcul Québec team invites you on a journey through time with the card game From Zero to (Super) Computing. Composed of 40 illustrated cards, this game is for...

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Concours sciences et technologies

Samedi le 4 juin, nous avons accueilli les deux familles gagnantes du concours 2022 : la famille de Brigitte Veilleux et celle de Jacinthe Meunier. Un bel avant-midi riche en discussions avec les spécialistes Jean-François St-Pierre et Richard Lefebvre !     Concours terminé. Venez déambuler dans l’un des superordinateurs les plus puissants du Québec...

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Béluga, a supercomputer for science

Did you say SUPERcomputer? In the 1960s, a supercomputer was actually a really big computer. At the time, to get more power, we tried to manufacture bigger and bigger computer parts! This may seem logical, but we quickly realized that the laws of physics (and our wallet) prevented us from going too big. To overcome...

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Zombie Code

“Zombie code is an expression used to describe software functionality that is more or less abandoned or unsupported but which still appears in the current source code,” explains Daniel Stubbs, scientific analyst at Calcul Quebec and part of the Compute Canada Federation. These lines of code are no longer useful and they are not executed....

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