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Monday, October 19, 2020 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Speaker Info:

University of British Columbia Advanced Research Computing is partnering with Microsoft, AWS and Ronin to deliver a series of cloud computing training webinars from October 19 to November 3.

These sessions are aimed at researchers at UBC who want to get a better understanding of using public cloud services in today’s research environment.

This series offers an introduction to cloud computing on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services platforms. Sessions will introduce cloud concepts and services, including:

  • Creating, securing and maintaining virtual machines
  • Machine learning and high-performance computing
  • Storage options
  • Cost-optimization best practices


Speaker Info:

Considering applying to Compute Canada's 2021 Resource Allocation Competitions? This webinar will share key best practices for submissions.

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC).

If your research requires large-scale computing, cloud computing, data management, or data storage resources, WestGrid invites you to attend our Compute Canada RAC application best practices session.


This session will be split into two parts:

  • 12 - 1 pm Pacific 
    General introduction and Best Practices for the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition
  • 1 - 2 pm Pacific 
    Best Practices for the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition

What Will Be Discussed:

  • This year's competition details and proposal requirements
  • Changes / updates from last year (i.e. new scoring levels & criteria)
  • Tips for writing a strong application
  • Support available (i.e. technical consultations & needs justification)

Who Should Attend:

  • Any researcher interested in learning more about Compute Canada's RAC process
  • Previous RAC applicants who are interested in improving their RAC application this year.
  • No previous knowledge or research computing experience required.

This presentation is an information-sharing session. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact