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October 15, 2018

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...

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October 14, 2018

Cedar (cedar.computecanada.ca) will be unavailable during the week of October 15-19 due to operating system updates, file system upgrades, and other modifications. Note: Jobs that are still running at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on October 15 will need to be terminated.

Updates related to this outage will be posted to the Compute Canada System Status page.

If you have questions about this outage or how it may impact your jobs on the system,...

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October 1, 2018

Now in its third year, Visualize This! is a Canada-wide competition that celebrates the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions. Visualize This! is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada! Hosted by WestGrid and the Compute Canada Visualization Team, we want to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to...

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September 28, 2018

Compute Canada invites researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). These competitions give you the opportunity to have access to more compute, storage and cloud resources. Applications submitted are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence.

Who should apply?

These competitions are open to researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are...

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September 26, 2018

WestGrid's fall webinar series is back, offering tutorials on a variety of topics in advanced research computing (ARC) -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are invited to attend these sessions!

Click on the 'More Information' links for individual session details or visit our WestGrid Training Portal for more details on these and other...

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September 25, 2018

On Friday, September 14, we hosted a Town Hall to share recent news and updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada advanced research computing activities in Western Canada.

Topics included the Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk, RAC 2019: Changes & Best Practices, national system updates, the...

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September 23, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires. Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

Award-winning TRIUMF graduate student prepares for LHC ‘glow up’

TRIUMF - Augest 31, 2018

WestGrid user Sébastien Rettie was showcased in a TRIUMF article for his current work on detector technology for ATLAS, one of the major particle detectors at the Large...

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September 13, 2018

On September 27, 2018, Compute Canada will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service.

Two competitions — the...

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September 13, 2018

Do you need more than the default amounts of compute, cloud, and storage available with a basic Compute Canada account? Do you want help writing better applications to Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) to increase your chances of a better science score and possibly a larger allocation for 2019?

WestGrid is hosting a series of free information sessions on...

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September 5, 2018

Join us for our next Community Town Hall on September 14, 2018 at 9 am Pacific Time. 

Register here.

These sessions are part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged on issues that affect researchers in Western Canada.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk...
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