Compute Canada Partners with SSHRC for the Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge

Compute Canada, Canadas national platform of high-performance Computing (HPC) resources, has announced a partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), a Canadian Federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and research training in the humanities and social sciences, to launch the first ever Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge

HPC: openness, chaos or a split?

At the US supercomputing show in Austin, Texas, Tom Wilkie found the supercomputing industry in an upbeat mood, but also changing commercially in ways that reflect the impact of new technologies

OpenStack based eMedLab enables Cloud based HPC

eMedLab, a partnership of seven leading bioinformatics research and academic institutions, is using a new private cloud, HPC environment and big data system to support the efforts of hundreds of researchers studying cancers, cardio-vascular and rare diseases

Data: centre stage in the data centre

Traditionally, high-performance computing has always been about number-crunching, but over the past few years data-centric computing has assumed increasing importance. This growth of interest is reflected in the technologies and services on display at SC15


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