Experts at HPCVL (Carleton) are helping Medical researchers at University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Read article here.


Data-intensive computing is a growing problem. In high-performance computing particularly when the data has to transferred to or from an external source. While  HPCVL has a high-speed conection to ORION and CANARIE, Ontario and Canada's research networks, not all researchers have access to this resource. Typically, the "last mile" of the network - connections between researchers' department and their labs is the weakest portion of the network.

HPCVL has purchased a variety of portable disk and tape systems. These units were designed for safe shipping of data to and from HPCVL and can connect to a research laboratory via USB, FireWire, eSATA or SCSI. Whether your research requires a few terabytes of disk or a twenty tape autoloade.

  • 2 TB RAID array (USB3/eSATA/Firewire)
  • 6 TB RAID array (USB3/eSATA/Firewire)
  • Standalone LTO4 Tape Drive (SAS)
  • SL24 LTO4 Tape Loader (SCSI) 

For further information please contact our User Support at (613) 533-2561 or 

HPCS (the High Performance Computing Symposium) is Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference – a multidisciplinary conference where computational researchers from all disciplines in industry and academia, computer scientists, and vendors exchange new tools, techniques and interesting results in and for HPC computational research have issued the First Call for Submissions.
HPCS2013 will take place in Ottawa from June 2 - 6, 2013. The first two days (Sunday and Monday) will consist of tutorial workshops covering introductory and advanced tools for high performance computing, and the technical sessions of the symposium will take place Tuesday through Thursday. More Information may be found here.

Registration is now open for HPCS2013 in Ottawa.

HPCVL will be hosting a one-day symposium "Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research” to take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Toronto. Advances in technology have led to availability of large volumes of data from a variety of research studies and clinical environments. This data can be processed, integrated, stored and analyzed 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 create new products and methodologies. This symposium will examine several aspects of this opportunity and the issues surrounding the use of this data.

For details including registration and speakers please see: Complex Data and Analytics Symposium