Press Releases

SHARCNET is pleased to welcome Barbara Autterson to the position of Administrative Assistant, effective today. Barbara was formerly an Administrative Assistant in the Student Services Department at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, and brings to this position considerable experience in administrative processes.

As the result of a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), SHARCNET will soon be one of Canada’s most powerful High Performance Computing (HPC) institutes.

In March 2004, SHARCNET will launch an annual outreach campaign entitled “EXCELerate”. A calendar of activities, from workshops and training to open houses and special events, will reach out to new and existing users and educate a broader community on the uses and importance of HPC to research.

On January 23, the SHARCNET community celebrated Canadian research excellence and the people, institutions, organizations and government agencies that make it possible.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hugh Couchman as Scientific Director for SHARCNET. Dr. Couchman, Professor, Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, has been a significant contributor to SHARCNET over the last few years, being one of the original grant writers and founders of the organization.

SHARCNET management and staff would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2004!

SHARCNET is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned web site. The new site is designed to offer more intuitive navigation, streamlined content and up-to-date news and event postings.

SHARCNET and the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL), two of Canada’s foremost high performance computing facilities, have joined forces to better serve the Ontario research community.