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QuickStart Guides

QuickStart Guides are documents that give a short overview of a topic, mostly comprised of links to more detailed documentation elsewhere on the web site. The available QuickStart Guides are listed in the menus to the left.

Please note that some systems in operation prior to 2015 have (legacy systems) been defunded and may be operated by the local institution with restricted access. Please see the Computing Facilities page for an overview of available systems or the WestGrid Legacy Systems Migration page for details on older systems.

The QuickStart Guide for New Users is a collection of links to pages covering topics of interest to researchers who have just obtained an account, such as choosing the most appropriate system, logging in, working interactively, programming, using installed software and submitting batch jobs.

Getting Started

For a quick 2 page reference on how to get an account and get started using the most common systems and services check out: 

Getting Started with WestGrid & Compute Canada.pdf