November 3, 2017
St. Francis Xavier University’s physicists and chemists are collaborating with Lumiant Corporation, a Canadian materials science company, to test a new artificial intelligence (AI) computing platform that is expected to revolutionize how materials are discovered.
November 3, 2017
October 2, 2017
Users of ACENET’s four main advanced computing clusters (Mahone, Fundy, Placentia and Glooscap) have begun to migrate their data and get set up on one of the new Compute Canada state-of-the art systems. The process will be complete by 31 March 2018, at which time these four clusters will be decommissioned.
September 21, 2017
CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the recipients of funding who will adapt their existing research platforms (also known as Science Gateways or Virtual Research Environments) so that they may be re-used by other research teams, including those working in different research disciplines.
September 20, 2017
The Visualize This! Challenge is back! Now in its second year, this Canada-wide competition aims to celebrate the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions. Visualize This! is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada!
June 19, 2017
Compute Canada and Portage are pleased to announce that their work towards the development of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has advanced to the beta testing stage.
June 5, 2017
Dr. Craig Squires, one of ACENET’s Advanced Computing Systems Administrators, was one of three recipients of a national Compute Canada Award of Excellence. The awards were announced at Compute Canada’s national TECC Summit on June 5th at Queen’s University.
May 5, 2017
The University of Waterloo, Compute Canada and Compute Ontario today unveiled the largest supercomputer at any Canadian university. Located at Waterloo, it will provide expanded resources for researchers across the country working on a broad range of topics, including artificial intelligence, genomics and advanced manufacturing.
April 20, 2017
Today, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Compute Canada and WestGrid celebrated the launch of the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, Cedar. Housed in the new data centre at SFU’s Burnaby Campus, Cedar will serve Canadian researchers across the country in all scientific disciplines by providing expanded compute, storage and cloud resources.
February 7, 2017
Dr. Jeff Dahn has been awarded the top prize in science in Canada, the NSERC Herzberg Canada Gold Medal. Currently an NSERC Industrial Research Chair partnered with Tesla Motors, Dr. Dahn was the NSERC/3M Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Materials for Advanced Batteries for twenty years. Dr. Dahn’s group has invented material combinations that are used in batteries powering smart-grid power storage devices, power tools and electric cars. ACENET is proud to be supporting Dr. Dahn’s research group.
(Photo by Danny Abriel)