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December 21, 2010

One of the world's most energy-efficient supercomputing machines is being launched at the University of Manitoba today. Grex, an SGI Altix® XE1300 cluster, is the latest addition to the WestGrid/Compute Canada framework and is being launched in conjunction with the official opening of the univerity's new...

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December 10, 2009

Researchers across Canada will soon have access to state-of-the-art high performance computing clusters at the Universities of Victoria and Calgary. The new Compute Canada systems hosted by WestGrid – and worth nearly $13 million combined – will advance research productivity and enable scientists to run sizeable and computationally intensive simulations for analysis. The new systems will be available for use starting in the spring of 2010.

For more details on the new systems' features,...

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November 19, 2009
A Canadian software company and a leading provider of high performance nanophotonic design software, Lumerical Solutions Inc., is donating 10 simulation engine licenses of its finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software to Compute/Calcul Canada at one of the new WestGrid installations. The licenses will enable FDTD Solutionsʼ academic customers in Canada to run, at no additional cost, large simulations on any number of the 3072 cores of WestGridʼs Orcinus cluster.cluster with Infiniband interconnect.

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November 5, 2009
The Pacific Ocean is about to flow into the Canadian Prairies.

No, it’s not a new global warming scenario. It’s a newly inked agreement that will see a duplicate set of all the scientific data being collected by the world-leading VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatories sent to an advanced data storage system at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Led by the University of Victoria (UVic), VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada are transforming the way we study the oceans. Using innovative engineering, data communication and... Read more...
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...

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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...

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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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