Ryan Enge is the National Site Lead for "Arbutus (GP1)", part of Compute Canada's national cloud platform (Cloud-West). He is also a Senior Systems Administrator and the WestGrid Site Lead at the University of Victoria. He started in Advanced Research Computing (ARC) after joining the High-Energy Physics (HEP) group at the university in 2004. In 2005 he joined the Data Centre Services (DCS) team within University Systems. When UVic received its first WestGrid system at the end of 2009, Ryan helped deploy Nimbus, Compute Canada’s first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. Most recently Ryan has been working on the development and expansion of the OpenStack IaaS cloud (Cloud West), which is part of the new national system, GP1, located at the University of Victoria.
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The Site Leads are appointed by their respective WestGrid Executive Committee representatives. Their role is to manage their site from a financial, personnel, technical and/or operational perspective. They are responsible for ensuring proper communication of WestGrid information to the other technical team members at their sites. Site Leads manage the local support staff at their institution and provide consulting support according to their area of expertise to all WestGrid users. They are either the Director of ARC on their campus or report to the Director of ARC. They oversee the management and operation of WestGrid / Compute Canada infrastructure in western Canada at the seven institutions where WestGrid systems are located.
- One member from each of the seven member institutions
- WestGrid Director of Operations (Chair)
- WestGrid Senior Management Team
- Provide site and/or national team updates.
- Share lessons learned and raise concerns on behalf of users or local site staff.
- Meet weekly via videoconference.
We ask that all general support inquiries be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. However we encourage new users to connect with your local Site Lead if you’re having troubles getting started or would like to discuss how WestGrid might better support your research goals.
Also the Site Lead for the National Compute Canada system "Cedar (GP2)", Martin Siegert is the head of the research computing group in IT Services at Simon Fraser University. His background is in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics with a PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Robert is the a senior system administrator and WestGrid Site Lead at the University of Calgary. His start in HPC was in 1998 when the MACI project was formed and he became the system administrator for the DEC Alpha cluster at the University of Calgary. He later joined the University’s Research Computing Services group in the IT department as WestGrid was forming, and has been there ever since.
Sergiy is an Advanced Computing Coordinator and WestGrid Site Lead at the University of Saskatchewan. His start in HPC was in 2013 when he became a System Administrator for the SILO storage cluster and HPC Research Facility at the University of Saskatchewan. His background is in Electrical Engineering.
Grigory Shamov is a Theoretical Chemist with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kazan State University, Russia. After working as a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba for a number of years, he became an HPC Analyst (Faculty of Science) for WestGrid in December of 2011. He has been the Site Lead for the University of Manitoba since April 2014.