Press Releases

The official launch of Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Initiative (BRI) marks another step toward making Lakehead University a national leader in forestry-based research and innovation, and bringing increased bioeconomy-based prosperity to the Thunder Bay region. To enhance and complement the research talent pool at BRI, a SHARCNET/MMRC Molecular Simulation Research Chair has been added.

SHARCNET is pleased to announce the results of the Round IV competition for SHARCNET Research Chairs. At its meeting on September 22, 2008, the SHARCNET Board of Directors approved the allocation of two new SHARCNET Research Chairs.

Jeff Gilchrist, a Carleton University doctoral student, is part of an international team that has discovered the largest known prime number which contains 12.9 million digits.

The number was independently verified by Gilchrist using 16 days of super-computer resources provided by SHARCNET.

SHARCNET has issued a call for proposals for Round IX of SHARCNET’s Research Support Programmes: Fellowships & Dedicated Resources. Applications for this round are for both Fellowships and Dedicated Resources. The deadline for Round IX is September 30, 2008.

Jointly sponsored by Shanghai Supercomputer Center, University of Waterloo and SHARCNET, an international workshop on computational finance was held at Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai on July 4, 2008.

The SHARCNET Summer School, June 2-6, 2008, will conclude with a Research Day focusing on getting specific computational research going with SHARCNET. Researchers and students are encouraged to present talks and bring posters outlining their research.

The anchor event for the SHARCFest Outreach Campaign will be SHARCNET’s premier training event, Summer School 2008 and Research Day. Held from June 2-6 @York University, the Summer School is a series of workshops and tutorials, aimed at the development of high performance computing skills and knowledge. The final day, SHARCNET Research Day, will highlight research that SHARCNET has enabled.

SHARCNET is pleased to introduce “SHARCFest 2008”, an outreach campaign of open houses, training events and symposiums held during May and June to help educate the broader community on the uses and importance of HPC to research.