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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:

  • Recap from...
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May 15, 2013

WestGrid's May 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include HPCS 2013, an important system notice for Checkers users, a spotlight on GROMACS software, and a new process for users to reset their passwords. To read the full publication, click here. Other story highlights include:

  • HPC Leaders Gather in Ottawa
  • Checkers Compute Nodes Merging With Jasper...
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April 25, 2013

WestGrid's April 2013 newsletter is now available online. Top stories this month included the launch of WestGrid's new website, a recap of the Spring 2013 Seminar Series season, and upcoming staffing changes within WestGrid. To read the full publication, click here. Other story highlights include:

  • WestGrid Launches New Website
  • CCDB and WestGrid Account...
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April 4, 2013

WestGrid recently issued its February 2013 newsletter. Click here to read the full publication. Stories include:

  • Compute Canada Database (CCDB) Renewals and National / Regional User Survey
  • WestGrid is Hiring: Manager, Technical Operations
  • Coast to Coast Seminar Series - Feb 26
    "Data Driven Design: New Perspectives on Visual Analytics"
  • WestGrid Seminar Series - March 6
    "A...
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January 15, 2013

WestGrid recently issued its January 2013 newsletter. Click here to read the full publication. Stories include:

  • Spotlight on Two Research Impact Stories (UBC & UManitoba)
  • Coast to Coast Seminar Series: Towards Personal Visual Analytics - Jan. 15
  • WestGrid Seminar Series: How To Use WestGrid - Jan. 16
  • HPCS 2013 - First Call For Submissions -...
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December 20, 2012

WestGrid's last newsletter of 2012 includes a link to a recap of milestones from the year, annual usage statistics, and a collection of WestGrid user profiles. Looking back, it has been a year of growth, with many new systems coming online, and a year of collaboration, with numerous projects and events keeping WestGrid busy. We would like to thank all of our funders, partners, users, staff, and committee members for their ongoing support and contributions to the organization. To read the full 2012 recap,...

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