BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre Becomes Newest Compute Canada Advanced Research Computing Site

For Immediate Release 
July 8, 2014 (Vancouver, B.C.) – WestGrid and Compute Canada are pleased to announce a new...

New Cloud Storage for WestGrid Users

WestGrid now provides ownCloud, a Dropbox-like cloud storage service, for all WestGrid users. ownCloud provides the ability to share files on any device with other WestGrid users in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution and can be accessed on your mobile device, desktop, or via a web interface.
Greenland Ice Sheet (photo credit: Matt Hoffman)

Projecting Future Greenland Ice Sheet Loss

The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is one of the two major bodies of ice in our present climate system and is being increasingly impacted by human-induced warming, which could result in sea level rise of up to 7 m. In the hopes of understanding future sea level rise, climate and glaciology research efforts are increasingly focusing on improved modelling of ice sheet dynamics and ice sheet/climate interactions.

Compute Canada Issues Call for Whitepapers for Sustainable Planning for Advanced Research Computing (SPARC)

Further to its recent announcement for SPARC, Compute Canada is issuing a call for whitepapers addressing the future needs...

Understanding Interactions of Satellites and Space Environment

With our increasing dependence on space borne equipment and their growing numbers, a precise understanding of the interaction between space environment and artificial satellites is critical for successful science missions and commercial space applications.

Part of a National Computing Platform

WestGrid is one of four regional divisions of Compute Canada, a national platform of supercomputing expertise and resources.
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EDUCATION: 
 M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in computer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or a related field with a computational focus is required. In lieu of an advanced degree, a B.Sc. degree and a minimum of 5 years of computational... Read More »
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For Immediate Release 
July 8, 2014 (Vancouver, B.C.) – WestGrid and Compute Canada are pleased to announce a new partnership with the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre to support expansion of the Centre’s secure, advanced... Read More »
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WestGrid July 2014 Newsletter
WestGrid's July 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include the announcement of our partnership with UBC IT Services for our basic support services, and a new online workshop for WestGrid users: How to Get the Most from a Cluster... Read More »
July 6, 2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce the partnership of UBC IT and WestGrid/Compute Canada for Tier I user support. Under the agreement, UBC IT will assume primary operation of the WestGrid Support... Read More »
June 29, 2014
Further to its recent announcement for SPARC, Compute Canada is issuing a call for whitepapers addressing the future needs of specific research disciplines. The feedback gathered from these whitepapers will be used to inform and influence Compute... Read More »
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