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September 19, 2017

Calling all researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- WestGrid and Compute Canada have resources that can support your research! This presentation will explore how Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) can serve research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Session Details:

Thursday, September 21
10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
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September 15, 2017
New National Systems

The most extensive renewal of advanced research computing resources in Canada’s history is well underway, with three of the four systems funded by the first round of the CFI's Cyberinfrastructure Initiative now operational. Arbutus, Cedar and Graham are state-of-the-art systems with a combined computing power of nearly 70,000 cores - with more cores and new systems to be installed in the next 1-2 years.

These...

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September 14, 2017

The Visualize This! Challenge is back! Now in its second year, WestGrid is proud to host this Canada-wide competition to celebrate 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!

Led...

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September 12, 2017

Compute Canada has published the details for its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and will be hosting an online RAC Question & Answer session on Wednesday, October 11 to review the timelines and changes to the process for this year...

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September 11, 2017

Over the next few weeks, SHARCNET (a consortium in Compute Ontario) is presenting a series of HPC-themed webinars that may be of interest to WestGrid users.

Note: You do not need a SHARCNET or Compute Canada account to attend these sessions. No registration is required for these sessions and all talks will be broadcast live via webcast. Archive recordings will be posted to the...

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September 6, 2017

Year-round, WestGrid offers training in a variety of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) areas -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. We took a break over the summer months, but our online training is back for Fall 2017 with a series of sessions exploring tools and methods for supporting your research with ARC!

Click on the titles for full session details or visit our Training Page for more...

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August 28, 2017

The VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series returns this fall with its first session hosting guest speaker Max Libbrecht, an Assistant Professor with the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
6:00 pm PDT  /  7:00 pm MDT  /  7:00 pm CST  /  8:00 pm CDT

Webcast Link: 
http://vidyoreplay....

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August 24, 2017

Women in HPC (WHPC), a partner of Compute Canada's, is hosting a workshop at Supercomputing 2017 and is inviting submissions from women in industry and academia to present their work as a virtual poster. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, August 27.

Submissions are...

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August 23, 2017

The BCNet DNS server had a disk failure August 22, 2017. This was fixed within a couple of hours but it seems that some providers have long update times. In particular Shaw has taken about 24 hours for DNS updates to take effect.

Users may have received messages about unable to find any ".westgrid.ca" servers. If you are still unable to connect please wait for a few hours and try again.

BCNet rebuilt the DNS late August 22 so the Master DNS is now working. However the changes will take time to percolate through the internet....

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August 22, 2017

Compute Canada’s newest national systems -- Cedar and Graham -- are now available for use by researchers.

How To Access
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the following login nodes:
    cedar.computecanada.ca
    graham.computecanada.ca
    ** Note: You will need to use your Compute Canada username and password to login (the same credentials you use for the ...
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