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HPCS 2014 - Halifax, NS - June 23-27

The High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) is Canada’s foremost supercomputing multidisciplinary conference. The nation’s extended research and academic community, as well as partners from business and industry, gather to learn more about the current state and future direction of computational research and HPC technologies. HPCS was held its 28th annual event in Halifax, NS on June 23 - 27, 2014 in partnership with ACEnet. The first two days (June 23 & 24, 2014) consisted of tutorial workshops covering introductory and advanced tools for high performance computing. The technical sessions of the symposium took place Wednesday through Friday (June 25 – 27, 2014). Please check out the Media Advisory.

Kingston named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities


Kingston has been ranked Canada’s third best place to live and smartest city, thanks to deployment of an open-access community broadband network supplemented with investment in the Eastern Ontario Regional Network bringing 10 Mbps service to rural neighborhoods. Innovation has a particular focus in Kingston. Local government launched a community planning process that resulted in Sustainable Kingston, a plan that gave rise to a nonprofit of the same name.  As a result, most research and commercialization focuses on greentech and cleantech, from the Federal GreenCentre Canada research lab to a Fuel Cell Research Centre and High-Performance Virtual Computing Lab (HPCVL). Read the article here.


HPCVL presents Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research, October 21-22, 2014 in Toronto

Last year's event was so successful, we've decided to do it again! HPCVL will be hosting the next symposium of "Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research" again. Please SAVE THE DATE of October 21 & 22, 2014. Advances in technology have led to the availability of large volumes of data from a variety of research studies and clinical environments. This data can be processed, integrated, and stored to present opportunities for new understandings of diseases and treatments and has the potential to help save lives and billions of dollars throughout the health care system as well as potentially helping to create new products and methodologies. This symposium will examine several aspects of this opportunity and the issues surrounding the use of this data. 

HPCVL Named in "Best 10 Research Facilities in Canada" in Backbone Magazine

HPCVL is proud to announce that we were selected as one of the "Best 10 Research Facilities" in Canada. The editor and publisher of Re$earch Money magazine helped compile a list of nine facilities and one company. The Backbone 200 consists of organizations, people, events and products that stand out, that contribute to our competitiveness and economic strengths, and-as in the case of our world-leading game developers-our ability to have fun and make money. See full article here.


HPCVL Provides Secure Resources for Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

HPCVL provides a secure environment and computing resources for the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). The Ontario Brain Institute is creating an extensive brain research database called the Brain-CODE that will allow researchers to work faster and more efficiently. Read more here.


HPCVL Library for Parallel Programming on Multicore Clusters

The "Double-layer Master-Slave Model" (DMSM) combines an MPI-based approach for workload distribution on a cluster with local OpenMP-based task scheduling for multicore nodes. It is therefore ideally suited to exploit clusters with multicore and multithreaded nodes. At HPCVL, we have implemented this model in the form of a library that requires minimal user input. The library is freely available for download in the form of Fortran90 and C source code. Since only standard language features were used in the development, it can be deployed easily on multiple platforms. For details, see our FAQ file, or the User's Manual.


HPCVL Digital Certificates are Available

Digital certificates ensure data integrity and meet compliance regulations.