Events

Upcoming Events

 

2015 Compute Ontario HPC Summer School

The Compute Ontario Summer School on High Performance and Technical Computing is an annual educational event for students, postdocs and researchers in the areas of computational science. Jointly organized by SHARCNET (Ontario-West), SciNet (Ontario-Central) and HPCVL (Ontario-East), attendees are provided with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance and technical computing.

This all-week series of workshops will cover a range of high-performance computing related subjects, such as Introductions to OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA programming of GPUs. The Summer School will be conducted in three instalments for the different regions of Ontario:

  • The West event is organized by SHARCNET and takes place May 25-29, 2015 at the Western University.
  • The Central event is on July 13-17 at the the University of Toronto. It is organized by SciNet.
  • Finally, the East installment takes place at Queen's University, Kingston on July 27-31, and is organized by HPCVL.

Past Events

Compute Ontario Research Day 2015

Please join us for Compute Ontario Research Day 2015 on Thursday, May 21 at the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. This is a collaborative event between SHARCNET, SciNet, HPCVL, and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. For more details, click here.

HPCVL hosts the premiere Advanced Computing and Analytics in Medical Research Symposium, on May 12th, 2015 in Ottawa

HPCVL hosted the premiere "Advanced Computing and Analytics in Medical Research Symposium" on May 12th, 2015, which included several renowned speakers. 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 disease 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 examined several aspects of this opportunity and the issues surrounding the use of this data.

HPCVL's "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 hosted the 2014 symposium of "Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research" again in Toronto, 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 examined several aspects of this opportunity and the issues surrounding the use of this data.

Canadian Coast to Coast Seminar Series

The Coast to Coast Seminar is a series of hour-long presentationa given on a scientific topic and made accessible to audiences at a number of remote sites through collaboration technology.The presentations are broadcast through Video Conferencing and can be accessed from one of our VC facilities. The series continues in the spring of 2015, starting on January 20. Details about the individual presentations may be found here.

Compute Ontario Research Day

Formerly known as SHARCNET's Research Day, this event has been expanded for 2014 and is expected to be the premier annual event where Ontario researchers meet to learn about each other's High Performance Computing (HPC) related research. This includes both research performed via HPC as a science tool, as well as research regarding HPC itself. Research Day welcomes everybody, not just participants from Ontario.

Compute Ontario Research Day will be held on May 7, 2014, at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We anticipate oral presentations of 20 minutes, with select presentations of 30 minutes. There will be a poster session as well.  Saul Teukolsky (Cornell University) has graciously agreed to deliver a keynote presentation.

As a geographically local meeting, Research Day is an excellent opportunity for students to advertise their projects. We anticipate offering a prize for best student presentation and/or best student poster. 

Organizers: Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics <eschnetter@perimeterinstitute.ca> and Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir, University of Waterloo <nasser.abukhdeir@uwaterloo.ca>

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 will host its 28th annual event in Halifax, NS on June 23 - 27, 2014 in partnership with ACEnethttp://www.hpcvl.org/sites/all/modules/extlink/extlink.png); background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;"> . The first two days (June 23 & 24, 2014) will consist of tutorial workshops covering introductory and advanced tools for high performance computing. The technical sessions of the symposium will take place Wednesday through Friday (June 25 – 27, 2014). 

HPCVL Symposium in Toronto, October 22, 2013

HPCVL recently held a one-day symposium Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research 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 and a list of speakers please see: Complex Data and Analytics Symposium.