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HPC Training

WestGrid Training Events

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WestGrid offers a range of training sessions targeted at helping its computational science research community use WestGrid resources. Sessions range in length from short tutorials to all-day workshops and include topics such as how to use WestGrid, programming serial and parallel applications, managing large data sets, making use of grid computing tools, using scientific data visualization. Additional information on many of these topics is also provided in the Support section.

WestGrid seminars are offered to researchers at all WestGrid sites through the use of high definition videoconferencing technologies. Some sessions are also available as web streams or online webinars. For more information on how to use the WestGrid computational infrastructure, please contact WestGrid Support.

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Research Seminars

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WestGrid often partners with research groups to leverage collaboration tools and technologies to expand the reach of their research seminars, either through multi-point videoconferences or online webstreams. Currently, WestGrid is supporting two seminar series: 

VanBUG Seminar Series
VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations are delivered by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives. For more information, contact

Visualization Workshops

Vizualization Workshops schedule

WestGrid is pleased to offer a recurring introductory workshop on scientific visualization using Paraview. ParaView is an open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application which enables users to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. Hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator, these day-long workshops explore the basics of scientific visualization with hands-on exercises using 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional data sets. If you would like to request a workshop be hosted at your institution, please contact Alex Razoumov. For more information on the course outline and materials, click here