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Let’s bring Singapore and Canada closer with supercomputers! by Julie Faure-Lacroix from Calcul Québec, Canada
August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The world evolves at a fast pace and in 2019, collaborations have become easier and more important than ever. The highly competitive field of high-performance computing and the new infrastructures available now make it easy to transfer large amounts of data around the world at a speed never experienced before. Compute Canada’s mandate within the country is to lead the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions, and to give free access to its resources to all academic members across Canada. However, by collaborating with other leading institutions around the world, it can also contribute to the global progress in data transfer and high-performance computing research. This is why I’m visiting you to introduce you to some projects already successful within the federation, as well as some challenges and ideas of future collaborations between our countries.
A bonus: there will be (virtual) bats!
Calcul Québec, Canada
Julie Faure-Lacroix has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in biology from Laval University, but she started working for Calcul Québec while working on her Ph.D. As a scientific liaison agent, her job is to reach out to academic researchers to show them how high-powered computing can help them in their research. The mandate of Calcul Québec and Compute Canada is to lead the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions, and to give free access to its resources to all academic members across Canada. She works on a variety of projects that range from statistical models in R to geospatial analyses in ArcGIS. Her focus is to predict the needs of the researchers and to make the required software available before it is even requested. She reaches out to potential users and guides them through their first steps on Compute Canada’s servers regardless of the user’s experience. She is a recipient of the Computer Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement and she recently won an AnitaB Pass it on award. Finally, she’s leading the creation of Calcul Québec’s Women in HPC Chapter.
Register now to join us for the talk. Spaces are limited.
Date & Time:
7 August 2019 (Wednesday)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
Charles Babbage Room,
Level 17, Connexis South Tower, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632