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UofA RDM Week: Using Compute Canada’s Cloud Services for Your Research


Speaker Info:

John Simpson
Digital Humanities Specialist
Compute Canada


Research Data Management (RDM) Week is happenig May 2-6, 2016 at the University of Alberta. As part of the program, WestGrid / Compute Canada staff based at the university are offering a number of ARC-related training sessions.

This session is a predominantly hands-on presentation that will put three tools in the hands of participants:

  • OwnCloud (50Gb of Dropbox-like storage) 
  • Globus (Efficient, fault-tolerant, secure file transfer) 
  • Cloud (VMs, storage, and an outward facing IP address)

The last item--the Compute Canada Cloud--will focus on the administration side of working with the cloud environment. For the actual deployment and development of software within the cloud environment it is recommended that users consider the Intro to Unix/Linux session that is offered on Wednesday afternoon.

New directions in research support by Compute Canada for researchers outside of more “traditional” high performance computing fields will also be covered as an extension of the Brown Bag session held on Monday.