Press Releases

SHARCNET is pleased to announce the following best poster prize winners from its 2004 AGM: Interactive Parallel Visualization of Large Particle Datasets and Hydrodynamic Datasets by K. Liang, W. Guan, P. Monger and H. Couchman, McMaster; and Dependence of the Folding Process and Stability on the Location of a Hydrophobic Pair in a Beta Hairpin by H. Imamura and Z.Y. Chen, Waterloo.

University of Guelph Professor David Swayne, Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Modelling and Software, has issued a special Call for Papers for a SHARCNET edition of the journal, under the theme of High Performance Computing and Environmental Modelling. Deadline for submission September 15, 2004.

SHARCNET will be host to HPCS 2005: The 19th annual international symposium on High Performance Computing Systems and Applications, May 15-18, 2005 at the University of Guelph.

The SHARCNET Annual General Meeting will take place on June 24, 2004 at The University of Waterloo (Festival Room, South Campus Hall) from 10:30-15:30. The event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Russ Miller, Director of the Center for Computational Research at The University of Buffalo. All interested parties are welcome.

Josh Findley, member of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) project, has discovered the largest known prime number. It is nearly a million digits larger than the previous largest known prime number, and belongs to a special class of rare prime numbers called Mersenne primes.

On April 28, 2004 the SHARCNET-HP Academic-Industry Forum will bring together academic and industrial leaders from across Southern Ontario to share cutting-edge research and development initiatives and explore opportunities for public-private sector collaboration.

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.