Press Releases

UOIT partners with SHARCNET to spearhead deployment of groundbreaking technology for research collaboration. Thanks to its partnership in a leading high-performance computing network, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is using groundbreaking technology to bring scientists and students from different locations across Ontario together to share important research ideas, and will soon be taking this technology to the classroom to maximize the learning experience for graduate students.

Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, was joined by Ms. Isabelle Blain, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships on behalf of Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Honourable Peter Van Loan, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, to announce an investment of $88 million for the creation of the first ever pan-Canadian network of High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, a national resource that will benefit the entire spectrum of research in Canada.

Thanks to a major funding announcement from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC), a further $88 million will be devoted to building our national high performance computing capacity that will benefit the entire spectrum of research in Canada. Along with matching contributions from provincial and industry sources, the total boost to HPC capacity will be closer to $180 million.

CIPA, Canada’s oldest and largest awards program in the field of information technology, presented a total of 24 awards for excellence before a black-tie audience of about 800 senior executives from across Canada during the 14th annual CIPA Gala Banquet, the largest celebration of IT-based innovation in Canada.

LONDON, ON, Sept. 22 /CNW/ – The McGuinty government is supporting a leading-edge high performance computing (HPC) – sometimes called supercomputing – project that will help cultivate scientific knowledge and lead to quicker research breakthroughs in Ontario, MPP Chris Bentley announced today.

The Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) has announced the strongest group of award finalists in its 14-year history, revealing advances in productivity and efficiency across Canada’s economy. …SHARCNET is one of the finalists for this award.

At the biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), July 9-13, 2006, Vimal Sharma, PhD student, Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph, received a commendation from the Society for his paper: “Auto-Calibration of Hydrological Models Using High Performance Computing”, co-authored with David Swayne (CIS, University of Guelph), David Lam (National Water Research Institute), and William Schertzer (also of NWRI).

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