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Canadian HPC show open for business

The 2013 High Performance Computing Symposium is open for registration and technical programme submissions. Canada's top supercomputing conference is being held at the University of Ottawa from 2-6 June.

HPCS 2013 will address the role of 'big data' and 'big computing' – using the largest, most powerful computers available – for breakthroughs and innovation in medicine, industry, government and academia including:

  • The role of Big Data in brain research and transplant surgery;
  • How Big Data and supercomputing saves time and resources in mining and exploration;
  • Challenges governments face with massive quantities of data and powerful computing in everything from privacy to security of critical infrastructure such as power grids; and
  • How Canadian business and industry can achieve the height of global competitiveness through the power of data analysis and supercomputing.

'Big Data and high-performance computing is playing a bigger role every day in our lives and in our workplaces,' said Bill Appelbe, president and CEO of Compute Canada.

'The High Performance Computing Symposium brings together some of the world's leading visionaries, researchers, entrepreneurs and users of Big Data and big computing to learn of the latest breakthroughs and future applications.'

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