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 will be hosting the next symposium of "Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research" again in Toronto. 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.


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 <> and Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir, University of Waterloo <>

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 ACEnet; 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).