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Rooms 341, Basic Medical Science Building

Speaker Info:
Grigory Shamov
WestGrid Site Lead / HPC Specialist
University of Manitoba


Data Science Platform of the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and WestGrid are hosting a 2-hour research computing workshop. The workshop aims to promote health researchers in Faculty of Health Sciences to use high performance computing resources from Compute Canada for big data analysis in health data science.


Topics Covered

The workshop will cover introductory topics, including:

  • How to generate a Compute Canada account
  • What computing resources are available on Compute Canada
  • How to access a specific system on Compute Canada via different platforms (Windows, Mac, etc.)
  • How confidential data will be handled on Compute Canada
  • How to upload, download and store data in Compute Canada
  • How to install user-specific software
  • How to perform a simple data analysis on Compute Canada using basic shell commands


Who should attend

  • Anyone interested in building knowledge and skills for computational research in health science
  • All research disciplines and skill levels are welcome



3pm - 5pm, November 2/Friday, 2018

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba

Rooms 341, Basic Medical Science Building



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Speaker Info:

WestGrid's Town Hall on Friday, Nov 2, INCLUDED a SPECIAL presentation on Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC): 2019 Updates and Best Practices.

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and request storage and compute resources. These competitions are open to researchers from all disciplines based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding from the federal granting agencies.

Applications submitted to these competitions are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence. Successful applicants receive resources on our available systems and have priority access for these allocations.

WestGrid's Director of Operations and Lead of the RAC Technical Review, Patrick Mann has been one of the principal designers of Compute Canada’s annual RAC for many years and shared his knowledge to increase the likelihood of a successful submission.

Slides Presentation PDF

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