Dalhousie's Jeff Dahn Wins 2017 Herzberg Medal 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)..
CFI Continues Funding to Compute Canada 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..
What is ACENET and what can it do for me? What hardware and software is available? How do I get an account? Once I’ve got an account, how do I get connected and start doing things? For those new to ACENET. Participants should have Compute Canada and ACENET account. Laptop required. Register
Learn the basic concepts and commands needed to work with the Unix/Linux command line interface. For new users of ACENET systems. Participants should have Compute Canada and ACENET account. Laptop required. Participants should have Compute Canada and ACENET account. Laptop required. Register
Exercise the power of the command line with shell scripting. For those familiar with working in a Unix/Linux environment but have had no experience with shell scripting. For new users of ACENET systems. Participants should have a Compute Canada and ACENET account. Laptop required. Register
Introduction to N1GE production job management software (Grid Engine). Learn how the job scheduler works, and how to make it efficiently manage and troubleshoot jobs on ACENET clusters. For new users of ACENET systems. Participants should have Compute Canada and ACENET account. Laptop required. Register
Topics will include general parallel computing, OpenMP, GPGPU, and Message Passing Interface (MPI). The mornings will consist of lectures, with the afternoons following a lab format, where participants will be given exercises, or can bring specific problems to instructors related to their research. Participants attending the school must have familiarity with the Unix command line, and some level of programming experience. Participating in the ACENET Basics Series would be a great foundation for the school. Laptop required. Lunches will be provided. A limited number of residence rooms are being held until May 27th at the University of Kings College. To reserve a room, click here. Note that participants are responsible for making their own room arrangements as well as the costs. Registration is not yet open, but please indicate if you would like to receive updates on the school as details unfold. Receive Updates