Press Releases

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and SHARCNET, the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network, will present a daylong workshop to discuss the relationships between scientific and industry research, and art and design.

VizDay: Case Studies in Visualization, a free event taking place Wednesday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will bring together experts from the physical sciences, biology, medicine, geology and mining, and the social sciences to explore how invisible scientific data can be turned into meaningful images, and how this practice can lead to new innovation and economic prosperity.

To be broadcast over SHARCNET’s AccessGrid.

Please note that attendance at OCAD is full. You may still attend by AccessGrid at the following SHARCNET locations: Fanshawe College, Laurentian University, Sheridan College, Trent University, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, The University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University, Lakehead University, Brock University.

TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ – Research and business leaders are gathering in Toronto early next month to explore the impact and potential of next-generation innovation and “jobs of the future” at the CANARIE and ORION National Summit.

Global innovation guru Dr. John Kao is among a prestigious roster of distinguished leaders coming together at “Powering Innovation – a National Summit” at the Metro Toronto Convention Center November 3 and 4.

The summit is made possible by the generous contribution of our sponsors, including gold sponsor Juniper Networks; silver sponsor SHARCNET; bronze sponsors Bell, the Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning Program; Cogent Communications, Colleges Ontario and IBM; and partner sponsors Atria Networks, Auto 21, Cybera, the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the Ontario College of Art & Design, Polycom, Tech Media Reports and Ryerson University.

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.