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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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March 2, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Alex Razoumov, HPC Technical Specialist, Ontario Tech and SHARCNET

Title: Introduction to High-Performance Computing on SHARCNET

Abstract: In this introductory talk I will present the basics of parallel computing on distributed- and shared-memory machines, and the specifics of the computing environment on SHARCNET, the supercomputing consortium on which any Ontario Tech researcher can do large-scale calculations. I will then talk about the software packages installed on SHARCNET clusters that can be used in materials science research, more specifically tools for quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, particle transport through matter, and several high-level languages and libraries. Anyone with an interest in chemistry, physics and scientific computing is welcome.

Biography: Dr. Razoumov received a PhD in astrophysics from UBC in 1999. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of California in San Diego, the Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Institute for Computational Astrophysics at Saint Mary's University. Since 2009 he has been a SHARCNET high-performance computing consultant based at Ontario Tech. Dr. Razoumov's background is computational astrophysics, more specifically multi-physics and multi-scale problems in galaxy formation, core-collapse supernovae, numerical radiative transfer and astrophysical hydrodynamics.