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April 1, 2009

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1 April 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) – New data storage resources at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help science, math and engineering faculty uncover more accurate results in a faster timeframe for their large-scale and data-intensive research challenges.

Installation of the new IBM storage system – a $3.2-million investment among WestGrid, the U of S, the Province of...

November 19, 2008

WestGrid users Randall Sobie (UVic) and Christopher Hearty (UBC), together with Canadian students and researchers at UBC, Victoria, McGill and Montreal, played a major role in the confirmation of the theoretical predictions made in 1972 by the 2008 Nobel laureates in Physics.

The BaBar Experiment is an international collaboration based at the Stanford Linear Accelorator Center at Stanford University with more than 550 physicists and engineers that are trying to understand why the universe is not made of equal amounts of matter...

December 20, 2006
$50 million Boost for Research in Western Canada. View full story here.
October 26, 2005

WestGrid's newest computer cluster is now open to the research community.

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July 3, 2005

IBM invests $10 million in WestGrid computing facilities.

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June 29, 2005

WestGrid researcher Dugan O'Neil is part of a project breaking new records in data movement. O'Neil is one of nearly 650 scientists involved with the DZero Project, an international physics collaboration between six countries.

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April 24, 2005

WestGrid has completed the second half of its major acquisition program, project leaders announced at the Western Grid Summit in Banff.

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April 24, 2005
Round two of WestGrid acquisitions now complete. View full story here.
April 7, 2005
Grid leaders and researchers from around the world will meet in Banff, Alberta April 19-20 for Canada's first Grid Summit. View full story here.
October 23, 2004

WestGrid and a Canadian software company have jointly launched a resource that will open up a new realm of research opportunities for scientists using WestGrid's grid-enabled resources.

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