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Legacy Systems Update - Bugaboo Decommissioned JANUARY 2018

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WestGrid Legacy Systems Defunding Update

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained as part of Compute Canada’s national cyberinfrastructure platform, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. Local institutions may choose to keep a system running, which may result in usage limited to a certain group of users (e.g. only those from the local institution).

Compute Canada Announces Resource Allocation Competitions for 2015

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Compute Canada is proud to announce its Resource Allocation Opportunities for 2015. Compute Canada’s Advanced Research Computing (ARC) resources are accessible to researchers at Canadian academic institutions and may be accessed using the opportunities below. There are four components to this year's Resource Allocation Competition:

Uof A Director, Research Computing Services Position

Information Services and Technology (IST), the central IT department at the University of Alberta, provides the key infrastructure, services, and support for research, and for the teaching and learning endeavors and provides support directly to individuals, to faculties and departments, and across the enterprise, keeping the University on the leading edge of information technology.

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PRACE MOOC: Defensive Programming and Debugging

What is a software bug? How can we prevent them? How can we find and fix them quickly and efficiently?

If you are a programmer or have ever used software applications, you know that software bugs can have serious consequences and that finding and fixing bugs is a difficult and time consuming task.

In the Defensive Programming and Debugging MOOC, you will learn to minimize the number of bugs, pinpoint and fix them using professional tools and techniques for both serial and parallel programs.


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CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced 20 successful recipients of its Research Software funding call, announced in late 2017. This funding will enable research teams in applied sciences and the humanities to adapt their existing research platforms for re-use by other research teams, including those working in different disciplines. As a result, new research teams from across Canada will be able to re-use previously funded and developed software to accelerate discovery.

How HPC helped researchers simulate the life of a star

At the University of Victoria, Falk Herwig's research seeks to better understand the first stars in the Universe, the origin of the elements in stars and stellar explosions, merging stars, and combustion in stars.

This kind of work is heavily dependent on computer simulations, data handling, and raw number crunching in massively parallel applications, running on thousands of processor cores simultaneously. Falk's group develops software, algorithms and utilities in all these areas.

A taste of parallel programming with Chapel

Chapel is a relatively new high-level programming language for shared- and distributed-memory machines. It combines the ease-of-use of Python and the speed of C++ and is the perfect language to learn the basics of parallel programming, whether you are trying to accelerate your computation on a multi-core laptop or on an HPC cluster. In this one-hour hands-on introduction, Alex Razoumov will go over several of Chapel's high-level abstractions.