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WestGrid July 2014 Newsletter
July 6, 2014
WestGrid's July 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include the announcement of our partnership with UBC IT Services for our basic support services, and a new online workshop for WestGrid users: How to Get the... Read more...
WestGrid Newsletter April 2014
April 28, 2014

WestGrid's April 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a welcome to Thompson Rivers University as a new WestGrid partner institution, and the announcement of a new...

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WestGrid Newsletter March 2014
March 25, 2014

WestGrid's March 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a call for community feedback on Compute Canada's Draft Strategic Plan, notice that Compute Canada account renewals must be completed by April 14, and a reminder that our last two seminars in the Coast to Coast and...

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February 7, 2014

WestGrid's February 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a recap of the Compute Canada Resource Allocation process, HPCS 2014 Early Bird Registration opening, and a call for applications to an international HPC...

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January 30, 2014

Message from the Interim Executive Director

At Compute Canada and WestGrid, the start of a new calendar year means the start of a new round of major allocations on our computing and data storage systems across the country. This year, grants of more than $134 million worth of state-of-the-art computing, storage, and support resources were allocated to...

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December 26, 2013

WestGrid's December 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a recap of the Compute Canada Town Halls held in Western Canada, upcoming WestGrid Seminars in 2014, and a poll to help WestGrid plan next year's Visualization Workshops. To read the full publication, ...

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October 16, 2013

WestGrid's October 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a reminder to complete the Compute Canada national research computing survey, as well as a reminder of the upcoming WestGrid system tutorials and other research seminars happening over the few weeks. To read the full...

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August 29, 2013

WestGrid's August 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a look at the user events planned for this fall, a spotlight on our Orcinus cluster, and some quick tips for reserving WestGrid nodes for interactive work. To read the full publication, click here. Other story...

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August 26, 2013

Last month, Grex’s operating system was successfully upgraded to the recent release of CentOS 6.4. The long-awaited update gives WestGrid users better support of current system libraries, improvements in HPC performance, and enhanced options for profiling their codes on Grex.

A ‘rolling upgrade’ approach was used for this update, which we found worked well to reduce the impact on users. Both the CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 systems were available simultaneously during...

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July 9, 2013

WestGrid's June 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include a closer look at our Jasper cluster, a spotlight on PETSc software, and some quick tips for parallel programming on WestGrid systems. To read the full publication, click here. Other story highlights include:

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