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Picture of the earth as viewed from space, with bits of data overlaid across it.
November 26, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday December 09 where we'll look at working with spatial data in R. This online presentation will be hosted by Marie-Hélène Burle, WestGrid's Research Computing Training Assistant.

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GIS with R
Wednesday, December 09
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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November 23, 2020

Join us on Friday 11 December for our next WestGrid Community Town Hall. We're pleased to welcome the following guest speaker:

Nizar Ladak, Chief Executive Officer
New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)

Nizar will provide an update on NDRIO's current activities, including the latest nation-wide effort to...

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Screenshot of the Topology Toolkit software being used.
November 13, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday November 25 where we'll look at the Topology Toolkit, a common tool used for efficient, generic, and easy Topological data analysis and visualization. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Visualization and Training Coordinator.

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The Topology ToolKit
Wednesday, November 25
10:00 - 11:00 am...

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SFU and NVIDIA logos
November 12, 2020

Simon Fraser University is partnering with NVIDIA to offer a number of bootcamps and a hackaton events utilizing Cedar's supercomputing power. Cedar is one of five national systems Compute Canada deployed as part of one of the biggest advanced research computing renewals in Canada’s history.

In this Bootcamp, you'll learn:

  • how to write a portable parallel program that can run on multicore CPUs and accelerators like...
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picture of a laptop with code on the screen
November 2, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Friday November 13 where we'll look at some useful tips for where to go and what to ask when using online communities to figure out problems with your code. This online presentation will be hosted by Marie-Hélène Burle, WestGrid's Research Computing Training Assistant.

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So, you are stuck with your code… now what?
Friday, November 13
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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Screenshot of a simulation of the convection of the Earth's mantle.
October 28, 2020

Building on four successful years hosting a national Visualize This! Challenge, the Compute Canada Visualization Working Group is joining forces with IEEE to co-host the 2021 IEEE SciVis Contest, an international competition to create novel approaches and state-of-the-art visualizations that help domain scientists better understand challenging datasets.

The 2021 contest details were announced at the IEEE Vis 2020 Conference this...

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October 23, 2020

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). If you are considering applying, you are invited to attend this webinar to learn some key best practices that will help you submit a stronger submission.

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Picture of gears and binary code.
October 16, 2020

WestGrid is delivering a new online Research Computing Autumn School this November. Eight courses will be delivered over eight different days and sessions will be focused around introductory or 'getting started' themes. The format will feature a combination of interactive Zoom sessions as well as pre-recorded video and reading materials.

The eight topics are:

  • Bash command line (Nov 2)
  • Version control with Git (Nov 3)
  • High performance computing (Nov 9)
  • Basics of Python (Nov 10)
  • Deep...
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screenshot of the VMD software displaying a visualization
October 15, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday October 28 where we'll look at some of the advanced ways to use VMD for the visualization and analysis of biological systems. This online presentation will be hosted by Olivier Fisette, and Advanced Research Computing Analyst at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Advanced VMD
Wednesday, October 28
10:00 - 11:00...

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logos of SFU and NVIDIA
October 11, 2020

Simon Fraser University is partnering with NVIDIA to offer a number of bootcamps and a hackaton events utilizing Cedar's supercomputing power. Cedar is one of five national systems Compute Canada deployed as part of one of the biggest advanced research computing renewals in Canada’s history.

Learn how AI can accelerate HPC simulations by introducing students to concepts of Deep Neural Networks, including data pre-processing,...

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