Media Advisory - Researchers Announce New Work in Astrophysics, Biology,
Movie-Making, Music at Supercomputing Conference

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - From June 5 to June 9, Toronto and SciNet will host practitioners in fields from astrophysics and biology to music retrieval and movie-making to announce new results in supercomputer-powered research at the High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS2010;, Canada's largest conference on computational research.

Underlining the importance of supercomputing to innovation and the digital economy, and the unusual breadth of this work, both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Dr. Suzanne Fortier, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Dr. Chad Gaffield, will address the audience of 200 international and Canadian researchers.

Up to and during the conference, announcements will be made on important results in:

    - Alzheimer's research;
    - a new phase of cold, quantum, matter;
    - clusters of galaxies;
    - combustion of bio-fuels;
    - visualization of climate change data;
    - merging black holes;
    - echos of the big bang from a telescope in Chile
    - breaking the 'exascale barrier'.

Details of the times of these announcements, and sample text and images, can be found on our press portal at

    WHAT:  Canada's largest supercomputing-powered research conference,
    WHEN:  June 5-9, with additional announcements June 2 and 3
           (detailed schedule on our press portal,
    WHERE: University of Toronto:
           Northrup Frye Hall, 73 Queen's Park, and
           Old Victoria College, 91 Charles St, Toronto
    WHO:   Canadian researchers in all fields; presidents of NSERC, SSHRC
    WHY:   Science on unbelievably large scales

About the SciNet HPC Consortium:

SciNet is Canada's largest supercomputer centre, providing Canadian researchers with the computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their computation-powered research on scales not previously possible in Canada, from the biomedical sciences and aerospace engineering to astrophysics and climate science. More information is available at

About HPCS2010:

The High Performance Computing Symposium is Canada's foremost research supercomputing conference. The 24th HPCS takes place at the University of Toronto on June 5-9, with the theme of 'Data Intensive Computing: Across Disciplines, Across Canada'. More information is available at


For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Jillian Dempsey,, SciNet HPC Consortium: (416) 978-2922; Jonathan Dursi,, SciNet HPC Consortium, (416) 978-2758

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