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The Compute Canada Federation Celebrates Canadian Researchers Working on COVID-19

Researchers across Canada are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and many are harnessing the power of Canada’s advanced research computing (ARC) platform to do so. ARC accelerates the speed to discovery and helps researchers accomplish globally competitive, data-driven, transformative research. Research like that of Dionne Aleman, an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s faculty of...

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Support for COVID-19 research projects

The Compute Canada Federation (CCF) is pleased to be able to provide advanced research computing (ARC) support for COVID-19 focused research.   If your project is related to COVID-19 and you could benefit from compute resources and support, please reach out to us. This support could include: Providing access to cloud resources, high-performance clusters, storage...

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COVID-19 : Calcul Québec activities update as of March 27, 2020

The status of Calcul Québec’s activities have been updated. Read the press release for more details.

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COVID-19: Calcul Québec activities update

In light of the Quebec government directives announced on March 13, 2020 and our member universities’ decision to cancel their classes until March 29, Calcul Québec has decided to maintain the access to our infrastructure and our support service. However, some of our face-to-face workshops, scheduled between March 16 and March 30, are either being...

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Calcul Québec training activities and COVID-19 epidemic

Calcul Quebec is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic to ensure the safety of our staff and our research community. In the province of Quebec, only seven cases have been confirmed and no cases of local contamination have been reported at this date. In this context, Calcul Québec follows the instructions given by the Quebec...

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Visualizations Wanted: Enter the Visualize This! Challenge

The Visualize This! Challenge is back! Now in its fourth year, this Canada-wide competition celebrates the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions. Visualize This! is a way to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada! Led by...

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RAC 2020 launches on September 24, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the Compute Canada Federation will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service. These competitions are open to Canadian research projects from all disciplines. Applications are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific...

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Calcul Québec’s 2019 general meeting

Calcul Québec is delighted to invite all its members to the forthcoming general assembly to be held on Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT).  You can either join us in person or attend the meeting remotely: Montréal Polytechnique Montréal: room L-3816 (Pierre-Lassonde building); McGill University: Bell room (room 103, Rutherford Physics...

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Call for applications: Scientific Director for Calcul Québec

Calcul Québec is looking for a new Scientific Director whose two years term will begin in June 2020.    In order to ensure a smooth transition with the current Scientific Director, Prof. Pierre-Étienne Jacques, we are inviting professors to apply now for this position. Details about the role of the Scientific Council and its Director...

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Helping women scientists take advantage of advanced research computing

Julie Faure-Lacroix receives an award from the Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Program for her training project for women in advanced research computing. AnitaB.org, a nonprofit organization for the advancement of women in computing, rewards noteworthy contributions from all over the world through its Systers Pass It On Awards Program. Any woman over 18...

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User Notice: Action required as part of upcoming Compute Canada security improvements

To enhance the security of its resources, Compute Canada is modifying the configuration of the SSH security protocol used to connect to its clusters. SSH protects the information transmitted between the user and the cluster, and verifies the identity of both parties. The new configuration will affect all users and requires action from you. For...

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Calcul Québec at CANHEIT-ARC 2019

Calcul Québec (CQ) staff members will be presenting at the upcoming CANHEIT-ARC conference, held from 18 to 21 June 2019 at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg). Canada’s advanced research computing (ARC) experts and high education IT leaders gather annually to discuss the field trends, challenges and opportunities. Compute Canada, co-host of the event, and Calcul...

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Launch event of supercomputer Béluga at ÉTS

Béluga, Compute Canada’s new supercomputer administered by Calcul Québec (CQ), has been available to researchers since April 3, 2019. In order to celebrate the commissioning of the supercomputer and highlight the work accomplished by our staff, Calcul Québec organized a launch event on April 26, 2019. A large number of CQ staff, management and directors,...

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Calcul Québec sponsored the ACS 2019 annual congress

The annual congress of the Association des Communicateurs Scientifiques du Québec (ACS) – or Quebec Association of Science Communication – was held on April 12 and 13, 2019 at the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Center of the INRS (Montreal). Calcul Québec is very proud to join other partners in supporting the organization of this major...

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CFI releases its investment program for digital infrastructure

On February 12, 2019, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) released the details of its investment program supporting advanced digital infrastructure for Canadian universities. As part of CFI’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, Compute Canada will receive $20 million, including more than $12.5 million for the co-financing of Calcul Québec’s new supercomputer named Béluga, hosted by the École...

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Techno au féminin | Journée Carrières

Calcul Québec est fière de soutenir le Mouvement montréalais Les Filles & le code. Le Mouvement montréalais Les Filles & le code présentera le 13 octobre prochain l’événement « Techno au féminin | Journée Carrières » qui a pour vocation d’être un rendez-vous au cours duquel les participantes pourront s’inspirer de femmes incroyables issues du...

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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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