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WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Friday, December 13, 2019

University of Victoria
Engineering / Computer Science (ECS) Building
Room 660

Speaker Info:

Similar to WestGrid's successful Research Computing Summer Schools, this Winter School will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research. Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate. No prior experience is required for any of the topics being covered.

You can attend single sessions or the entire series. There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.

These workshops are open to anyone -- researchers from other institutions and organizations outside of the University of Victoria are welcome to register.

Daily Schedule

Each topic is a full-day session. Each day will follow the same schedule:

  • Morning: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (attendees responsible for their own lunch)
  • Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

All sessions will be held at the University of Victoria, Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Building, Room 660.

Proposed Courses

Course topics will be confirmed prior to November 15, 2019. Ttopics & descriptions will be posted here they are finalized.

For now, the proposed topics are:

  • Moving your research from Windows-based desktops to Linux and command line in remote servers
  • Introduction to HPC: using clusters to speed up your research
  • Introduction to scientific visualization: plotting, interactive 3D, scripting, animation, large datasets
  • Foundations of parallel programming and the Chapel programming language


Email WestGrid Training & Visualization Coordinator, Alex Razoumov: