The 2019 Eastern Ontario High Performance Computing Summer School was recently held at the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Queen's and Carleton universities. This Ontario-wide event takes place each year at various locations and is organized by SHARCNET, SciNet and the Centre for Advanced Computing.
An annual educational event for graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and researchers engaged in compute research, the Eastern Ontario Summer School included intensive workshops held at uOttawa over the course of five days from July 8 to July 12.
The event was a great success with over 140 participants, one of the largest cohort in recent years. The lectures and hands-on computer labs were held the new state-of-the-art active learning classrooms in the Learning Crossroads building. The topics varied from parallel processing, machine learning and GPU programming to data security and visualization techniques. The classrooms boasting the new teaching technologies helped facilitate the intensive computing courses.
Next year, the Ontario Eastern High Performance Computing Summer School will be held in Kingston. If you have any questions about the event or if you need help with your scientific computing needs, contact Jarno van der Kolk, Senior Scientific Computing Scientist. His role is to assist you in utilizing the freely available HPC resources throughout Canada as well as provide assistance with the computational aspects of your research.