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!
September 20, 2017
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.
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Toronto, Ontario (January 27, 2017) — Today, Compute Ontario has been named as coordinator for the province’s strategy that will support leading researchers and help transform their discoveries into innovations that companies and entrepreneurs can bring to global markets. Read More
January 9, 2017
The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced $328.5 million in funding today, including $69,455,000 for the Compute Canada MSI 2.0 project. This funding represents approximately 40% of the almost $174 million total funding for the project, the balance coming from provinces and post-secondary institutions. MSI 2.0 supports Compute Canada, along with regional consortia ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid. Full story
December 15, 2016
Dr. Randall Martin, member of ACENET’s Research Directorate, has received one of two of Dalhousie University’s inaugural Arthur B. McDonald Chair appointments. Each appointee receives $350,000 over seven years. The award’s namesake was the 2015 co-recipient of the Nobel prize in physics and honours high calibre researchers conducting world-class research.