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Calcul Québec is now part of Women in High Performance Computing

  Calcul Québec has been recognized as one of the first WHPC Affiliate organizations in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Programme. WHPC is an international organization created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that...

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Making research possible

Discover the work of Michel Barrette, a system administrator at Calcul Québec “Michel Barrette is a truly outstanding analyst, whose passion is to make research possible,” says nominator David Sénéchal. Sénéchal is a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke and has worked with Barrette for several years. Sénéchal says Barrette has been “a lifeline” to...

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Finding creative solutions

Discover the work of Félix-Antoine Fortin, a scientific analyst at Calcul Québec When University of Laval Associate Professor Philippe Giguère was setting up a new course in computer science and software engineering, he called upon Fortin to fix a problem for him. He didn’t have enough computing power for the students enrolled so he thought...

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Supporting researchers

Discover the work of Richard Lefebvre, a system administrator at Calcul Québec Even before pediatric medical professor Daniel Sinnett and his team knew there was a problem with their data analysis system, Calcul Québec’s Richard Lefebvre was flagging it to them. “Richard is always proactive in supporting our research group. He regularly contacts us before a...

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Calcul Québec and R in Montreal 2018

An analyst from Calcul Québec among the 3 plenary speakers R in Montreal 2018 is a bilingual conference for users of R —  a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. 300 researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals from universities, the government, and the industry will attend this event. “The R language and...

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CANHEIT-TECC 2018

Higher education and advanced research computing: an obvious match Held from June 18 to June 21, CANHEIT-TECC is the largest gathering of Canadian campus IT leaders and advanced research computing experts. As an official partner of the event, Compute Canada is present on all fronts and several members of the Calcul Québec team are invited...

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Calcul Québec supports the Women in Physics Canada Conference

The 7th edition of the Women in Physics Canada (WIPC 2018) Conference will be held from July 17th to 20th, 2018, at Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec. Calcul Québec is a proud supporter of this event.   This renowned national conference will bring together more than a hundred members from the student community, faculty, postdoctoral researchers and professionals from the private...

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Canada’s new supercomputer niagara fuels canadian innovation and discovery

Toronto, ON (March 5, 2018) – Canada’s most powerful research supercomputer, Niagara, is now available to researchers of all disciplines across the country. Located at the University of Toronto and supported by the university’s high-performance computing division SciNet the system is open to all Canadian university researchers. Niagara is part of a system of national advanced research computing infrastructure, which...

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The Visualize This! Challenge is back!

  Are you up for the challenge? Here’s your chance to flex your creative muscles, experiment with new viz tools and win great prizes. Visualize This! is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada! Now in its second year, this Canada-wide competition...

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Book recommendations for Science Literacy Week

As part of the Science Literacy Week in Canada September 18-24, here are some book suggestions by the Calcul Québec staff. We obviously have a weakness for classic Sci-Fi books… perhaps supercomputers have been feeding our imagination for a long time?  Neuromancer by William Gibson – 1984 The expression “Cyberspace” comes from this book. The...

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ETS to Build New Pavilion Housing Future Calcul Québec Computing Centre

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, along with Hélène David, Quebec Minister of Higher Education, jointly announced they would be funding the construction of a new pavilion at l’École de technologie supérieure (ETS), that will house Calcul Québec’s future Advanced Research Computing Center. When that center opens, all of Calcul Québec’s hardware will be concentrated in one site....

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New National Systems Coming Online Soon – Activation of 2017 allocations slightly postponed

Delays in the commissioning of new Compute Canada systems are causing a slight postponement of the activation of 2017 ressource allocations for all systems, including Calcul Québec’s pre-2016 systems. As part of the national advanced research computing infrastructure renewal Compute Canada has undertaken, three new systems are coming online: Arbutus, a cloud system, and two general purpose clusters,...

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Registration now open for HPCS 2017

From June 5th to 9th, join us at the 2017 High Performance Computing Symposium in beautiful Kingston, Ontario. HPCS is Canada’s premier Advanced Research Computing (ARC) conference, bringing together top researchers from across Canada and around the world, as well as major industry partners. This year’s conference will include keynote sessions and technical workshops designed...

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Our Researchers Honoured

Several Calcul Québec members have received honours in the past weeks. Calcul Québec is proud to support world-class researchers who’s work profits all of Québec society by allowing us to better our knowledge, improve our health and increase our well-being. Congratulations to all laureates.   An Honorary Doctorate for Claire Deschênes At its 2016 fall...

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Resource allocation competitions 2017

Compute Canada recently published an outline of the Resource Allocation Competitions for 2017. A major change this year is the new reference year. Allocations will now be awarded for the period of April 1st to April first of the following year, whereas  they were previously awarded for a calendar year. As a transitory measure, all allocations for 2016...

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10e edition of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles awards

The Fonds de recherche du Québec recently launched the tenth edition of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles awards.   The calls for applications for these award come twice a year.The aim of the program is promote carreers in research and recognize the excellence of research projects undertaken by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and members of professional orders in advanced...

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Two Researchers Elected to CQ’s Board

Montréal,

In conformity with Calcul Québec’s Statutes adopted last February, two researchers will now be sitting on the Board. The election of the two first member representatives was held by electronic means, and the results were announced during the Annual General Meeting on May 24th.  The researchers chosen by the members are professor Charles Gale, from the...

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Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

Have you thanked your local support for advanced research computing lately? Compute Canada’s mission to create and sustain world-class advanced research computing platforms accessible by researchers in all disciplines independent of resource or researcher location is made possible by Compute Canada’s 200+ team members: CC staff and regional and local support teams distributed from coast...

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New Fellowship to Promote Diversity

The Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM SIGHPC) and Intel are launching a new international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science. The goal of this new graduate fellowship is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science,...

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Vicky Kaspi first woman to win Canada’s top science prize

For the first time this year, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada announced the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, it’s most prestigious prize, was awarded to a woman: Victoria Kaspi, astrophysics professor at McGill University. “I am profoundly thrilled and humbled to receive the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal.”...

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Briarée and Guillimin Used for Major Scientific Discovery

Calcul Québec is Thrilled by LIGO announcement Gravitational Waves Have Been Observed Calcul Québec is very excited by the amazing scientific discovery that was announced by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team. The confirmation by direct observation of the existence of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity a hundred years ago,...

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Rise to the Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge!

Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is teaming up with Compute Canada (CC), Ontario Centres of Excellence and ThinkData Works to present the first Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge. Multidisciplinary teams lead by Social Science and Humanities researchers from Canadian post-secondary institutions are asked to answer the following question: What data, technology or...

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