Welcome!

News Feed Item

Smarter Cities, Better Vaccines, Greener Buildings: CANARIE Invests in Research Software Tools That Drive Innovation

Research Software Program funds the development of Software Platforms and Services for researchers, accelerating discovery by enabling access to rich data resources and maximizing the impact of Canada's powerful digital infrastructure

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- CANARIE, a vital component of Canada's digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a further $2.4M in investment in eight new Software Platforms and Services. These new projects enable Canadian scientists to analyze, visualize and share immense volumes of research data, transforming data into knowledge and insight that contribute to Canada's economic and social development.

CANARIE's Research Software Program invests in and supports two types of projects:

1.  Research Platforms are software for research within a specific
    discipline
2.  Research Services are software components that perform specific data
    management functions (i.e. storage, visualization, transfer, retrieval,
    etc.) that could benefit any research platform, regardless of discipline

CANARIE's Research Software Program adopts a highly efficient model to address a gap in research software tools. Research Platforms can draw from an existing toolkit of Research Services, developed by other researchers in previous rounds of CANARIE funding. New Platforms pledge to add new Services to the toolkit, resulting in significant process and cost efficiencies through a powerful cycle of software development and reuse. CANARIE's full suite of powerful Software Services is available at no cost to the worldwide scientific research community at https://science.canarie.ca.

Illustrating the powerful efficiencies of this collaborative model, the new Platforms will re-use 9 Services from previous rounds of investments and contribute 27 new Services to this pool of resources. In total, CANARIE is funding the development of 60 research services and 12 research platforms over the course of its current mandate.

CANARIE is pleased to announce the following new Platforms and Services, in diverse disciplines ranging from sustainable buildings and smart structures, to immunogenetics, arctic environmental studies and e-learning.

New Research Platforms:

--  iReceptor; led by Dr. Felix Breden, The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser
    University - The world's first platform to integrate immune receptor
    gene sequences across a number of international research centres. For
    the first time, researchers will be able to collaborate on the analysis
    of large-scale immunogenetic sequence databases to improve the design of
    vaccines and therapeutic antibodies.
--  Research Platform for Smart Facilities Management (RP-SMARF); led by
    Professor Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University - The first cloud-
    based platform to allow widely-dispersed researchers to share scattered
    data analysis tools, databases and expertise toward building smart
    facilities in the increasingly interconnected smart cities of the
    future.
--  VidEo: Annotation Processing System (VESTA); led by Mr. Andre Lapointe
    and Mr. Tom Landry, Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal (CRIM)
    - An integrated set of innovative software tools for the analysis and
    annotation of audio and video recordings used to advance e-learning
    initiatives in the educational studies research community.
--  ArcticConnect; led by Professor Maribeth Murray and Professor Steve
    Liang, University of Calgary - A platform to consolidate environmental
    information from multiple sources (including sensors, field experiments,
    satellites and citizen observation) in the Arctic and subarctic, to link
    efforts among indigenous people, the research community, the private
    sector and government agencies, improving the management of a changing
    Arctic.
--  Green 2.0; Led by Professor Tamer El-Diraby, University of Toronto - A
    platform enabling researchers to study water and energy optimization in
    green buildings, through the collection and analysis of large volumes of
    data collected by sensors, social media and scientific experiments.

New Research Services:

--  Generic 3D Web-Viewer Service (BrainBrowser); Led by Dr. Alan Evans,
    Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University - A service that
    leverages the CBRAIN platform, funded by CANARIE in its previous
    mandate, to provide the Canadian research community with a browser-based
    3D web viewer service for the visualization of local or remote data.
--  ExPLORE Complex Oceanographic Data; Led by Ms. Reyna Jenkyns, Ocean
    Networks Canada - A service to significantly extend the interoperability
    and exchange of multi-dimensional and mobile marine data for use by a
    multidisciplinary community of scientists, the public, government and
    non-governmental agencies.
--  Active Folders; Led by Dr. Paul Lu, Department of Computer Science,
    University of Alberta - A new service for high-speed, easy data transfer
    between high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud data centres, and
    researchers' own servers and devices.

"Canada is a world leader in the development of reusable research software services that are used in multiple research domains, accelerating knowledge creation," said Mark Wolff, CANARIE's Chief Technology Officer. "The CANARIE Research Software Program responds to the community's need for a robust set of software tools that are the foundation for Canadian leadership in digital discovery."

To ensure these Platforms and Services meet the needs of the community, CANARIE's Research Advisory Committee, consisting of research leaders from across Canada and across a range of disciplines, provided CANARIE with valuable guidance and advice in the selection of these projects.

About CANARIE

CANARIE designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for Canada's research, education and innovation communities. CANARIE keeps Canada at the forefront of digital research and innovation, fundamental to a vibrant digital economy.

CANARIE's roots are in advanced networking, and CANARIE continues to evolve the national ultra-high-speed backbone network that enables data-intensive, leading-edge research and big science across Canada and around the world. One million researchers, scientists and students at over 1,100 Canadian institutions, including universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories have access to the CANARIE Network.

CANARIE also leads the development of research software tools that enable researchers to more quickly and easily access research data, tools, and peers. In support of Canada's high-tech entrepreneurs, CANARIE offers cloud-computing services to help them accelerate product development and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada's National Research and Education Network (NREN). This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues, and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today's digital economy.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the major investment in its programs and activities provided by the Government of Canada.

For more information, please visit: www.canarie.ca.

Contacts:
Ela Ienzi
Communications Manager
CANARIE Inc.
(613) 943-5432
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to ch...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abilit...
For far too long technology teams have lived in siloes. Not only physical siloes, but cultural siloes pushed by competing objectives. This includes informational siloes where business users require one set of data and tech teams require different data. DevOps intends to bridge these gaps to make tech driven operations more aligned and efficient.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...