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CPP Presents LHC Grid Fest

3 October 2008 The Centre for Particle Physics (CPP) at the University of Alberta presented LHC Grid Fest on Friday, October 3, in celebration of the launch of the LHC Computing Grid. More than twenty people attended the event, which included speeches by WestGrid representative Paul Lu, and Cybera business coordinator Adam Lukaszuk.

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Cybera Summit 08 Draws to a Close

30 September 2008 Cybera’s second-annual cyberinfrastructure summit drew to a close on Sept. 30, after two days of talks and networking. The second day featured a keynote address by Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark program, and talks on cloud computing, green IT and disruptive technologies. Join us in Banff next autumn for a triple treat: Open Grid Forum 27, IEEE Grid 2009 and a joint Cybera/CANARIE national summit. Stay tuned to Cybera.ca for details. 

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Cybera Summit 08 is On Now

29 September 2008 Over 80 people are currently learning and networking at Cybera Summit 08: Driving Business Innovation. The conference began this morning with an eventful keynote address, as speaker Paul Strong was forced to deliver his talk via videoconference after his flight from San Francisco was cancelled. The staff at the Banff Centre were quick to respond, and the speech went on virtually as planned.

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BCNET Recognizes Individuals for Developing BC

23 September 2008 BCNET, building optical high-performance advanced networks for research and higher education in British Columbia, recently honoured individuals for their extraordinary commitments in developing and supporting the province’s advanced research network. For the full story, click here. (Under the “And the 2008 Network Builder Awards go to… ” heading.)

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GeoChronos featured on Innovation Anthology

18 September 2008 From Cheryl Croucher’s Innovation Anthology: What do tropical forests have in common with Facebook? The link is Dr. Arturo Sanchez, professor and director of the Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Alberta. An expert in remote sensing, Dr. Sanchez collaborates with scientists in Central and South American to study cloud cover. Called Tropi-Dry, his project is getting a communications boost through a new initiative called GeoChronos.

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Cybera hosts NEP Launch

10 September 2008 Over 30 people attended Cybera’s NEP Project Launch at the University of Alberta on Tuesday, September 9.

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Speed Networking Sign-Up Is Live

8 September 2008 The sign-up form for the speed networking event at Cybera Summit 08 in Banff is now live.

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Cybera Announces New Summit Sessions

2 September 2008 Cybera is pleased to announce two new sessions for its Cybera Summit 08 lineup: Speed Networking and a Cloud Computing Workshop. If you haven’t already registered for the summit, you may do so here. Details on the new sessions are as follows: Speed Networking

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Baldwin Joins Compute Canada

1 September 2008 The Board of Directors of Compute Canada is pleased to announce that Susan Baldwin has joined the organization as its Executive Director, effective September 1, 2008.

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