Compute Canada conducts Tuques 4 Compute campaign
Compute Canada, a Toronto-based organization that advocates for access to high-performance computers and related infrastructure for Canadian academics and scientists, is conducting a promotion called "Tuques 4 Compute." The social media initiative features photographs of researchers wearing tuques and holding signs that read "Supercomputing Fuels My Research." The promotion also includes a website at <http://www.computecanada.ca/tuques4compute>.According to the group, over the next five years Canadian researchers will require seven times more computing capacity and 15 times more data storage capacity.
"Canada is home to some of the world's leading scientific researchers and innovators like Dr. Arthur McDonald," said Mark Dietrich, president and CEO of Compute Canada. "To continue to attract and retain world leaders in research, industry, and to grow a nation of developers and innovators we must continue to invest in infrastructure for innovation and adopt a national strategy for advanced research computing."