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Open invitation

ACENET hosting series of free presentations and workshops May 16

Research |

By Jeff Green

Enabling research success across the disciplines.

That’s one of the topics to be discussed during a series of free presentations, workshops and discussions open to members of the university community taking place on Monday, May 16, on the St. John’s campus.

ACENET, a consortium of universities in the Atlantic region offering advanced research computing resources, expertise and training, is inviting researchers from all disciplines and backgrounds to learn more about the organization during a special open house.

“We’re lucky to have such resources literally at our fingertips here in Atlantic Canada and at Memorial.” — Dr. Richard Marceau

Researchers, administrators and staff members, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, are invited to attend and learn how advanced computing resources can play a role in fostering research success.

Memorial is the lead institution and head office for ACENET, which offers the horsepower equivalent of thousands of computers, all working together to serve the needs of researchers.

Topics up for discussion during the full-day open house include an introduction of ACENET for researchers in the fields of arts, social sciences and humanities; a panel discussion on how advanced research computing skills translate into the workplace; and an open discussion for researchers to express their views on issues of importance for the ACENET community. There will also be a workshop focused on using Compute Canada Cloud and other platforms.

ACENET CEO Ann MacKenzie will also deliver a presentation on ACENET’s research success.

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research) at Memorial and the chair of ACENET’s board of directors, encourages researchers to take part in the sessions.

“ACENET is one of the flagship advanced computing networks in the country and we’re lucky to have such resources literally at our fingertips here in Atlantic Canada and at Memorial,” he said. “By accelerating discoveries and fostering critical research in areas such as health care, the environment and technology, ACENET provides important economic and social benefits to Atlantic Canadians.”

Each session is free but registration is recommended.

Sessions take place in The Landing, room UC-3018, in the University Centre, as well as the Genesis Centre board room, room IIC-3001, in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation.

More details and RSVP instructions are available online.


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