Information Technology offers scientific computing support to researchers.
Mr. Jarno van der Kolk, PhD, who started working with us this summer, will be the main resource person. As Senior Scientific Computing Specialist, he offers support to researchers on a variety of topics.
Originally from the Netherlands, Mr. Van der Kolk has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a Master’s Degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, Germany. He earned his PhD in the Computational Nanophotonics group of Prof. Lora Ramunno at the University of Ottawa, where he also did a postdoc for almost a year and maintained the group's cluster computer.
Mr. Van der Kolk has a solid understanding of scientific research. He can assist you with accessing the many compute clusters available in Canada, setting up your own server (virtual or physical) in the data centre, or finding storage solutions. He can also help with optimizing your code or making it suitable for parallel computing.
As part of our support for researchers, Mr. Van der Kolk will be presenting a series of seminars on subjects such as accessing Compute Canada, using OpenMP / MPI, and other topics. The first seminar, entitled “High performance computing intro for researchers”, will take place on October 24 and will cover accessing and using compute clusters freely available for researchers at Compute Canada.
Register for this seminar by October 19.