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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to Friday, January 18, 2019

University of Saskatchewan

Speaker Info:

This workshop series will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research. You can attend single sessions or the entire series. There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate. No prior experience is required for any of the topics being covered.


  • January 15 - 18, 2019
  • Each day will follow the same schedule:
    • 9:00 am - noon - Morning Session
    • Noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch Break (attendees responsible for their own lunch)
    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Afternoon Session

Session Descriptions:

  • Day 1 (Tue Jan-15)
    Moving your research from Windows-based desktops to Linux and command line in remote servers
  • Day 2 (Wed Jan-16)
    Introduction to HPC: using clusters to speed up your research
  • Day 3 (Thu Jan-17):
    Introduction to scientific visualization: plotting, interactive 3D, scripting, animation, large datasets
  • Day 4 (Fri Jan-18):
    Foundations of parallel programming and the Chapel programming language
Registation / More Information
Speaker Info:

This webinar, hosted by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), will introduce high performance computing (HPC), parallel computing, and the potential of using supercomputers as well as multi-cores on a laptop. The session will finish with a brief discussion on the challenges facing the HPC community on recruiting a diverse workforce, particularly women.

The potential for HPC is enormous as a solution to human-kinds questions and challenges, but what we all now need to do is come together as an international community to drive change and leverage the potential of this technology.

What you can expect to learn from the webinar:

  • An explanation of what HPC and parallel computing are in comparison to other technologies
  • The potential that these technologies offer society
  • Why the HPC community has such a big diversity ‘problem’ and the work of Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC)
Registation / More Information

For more details and to register, visit the WCT website.