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November 10, 2017

We are seeking your feedback on our support and services to help guide WestGrid's future direction and priorities. WestGrid's 2017 User Survey is now open and we want to hear from any existing WestGrid or Compute Canada user as well as members of the broader research community from all disciplines and departments.

Responses may be submitted anonymously or you can provide your contact information for a chance to win a $50...

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November 6, 2017

Applications for Compute Canada's Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition close Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM (EST).

How to Apply
  • All proposals must be...
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November 6, 2017

Join Yussanne Ma, Bioinformatics Group Leader at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, for a one-hour webinar session on how next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can be used in your bioinformatics and genomics research.

Wednesday, Nov 8
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
Click here to register...

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November 5, 2017

On October 13, 2017, WestGrid hosted an online Community Town Hall to share the latest updates on RAC 2018 and provide a forum for users to ask questions about and give feedback on the next national system, GP4.

Discussion topics included:

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system
  • A preview of the Large Parallel system, Niagara, at the University of Toronto (coming...
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October 23, 2017

Patrick Mann, WestGrid CTO and Lead of the Compute Canada RAC Technical Review process, will be hosting a RAC 2018 Office Hours session with other WestGrid Support Staff to answer any RAC questions you may have, including:

  • Should I apply to the RAC or can I use the Rapid Access Service?
  • Which competition should I apply to?
  • What kinds of resources are available to request?
  • How can I make my application stronger / more successful?

WestGrid Office Hours: RAC 2018
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October 22, 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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October 20, 2017
Does your research need large-scale computing, cloud resources, data management, or storage?

Do you need MORE than is available to any researcher with a Compute Canada account via the Rapid Access Service?

Do you want to increase your chances of getting a larger allocation from Compute Canada's...

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October 17, 2017

As demand increases for more accessible and secure methods to archive and store research data, the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a step forward to answering the call.

The platform, a collaboration between Compute Canada, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and CARL's ...

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October 16, 2017

Calling all research students and post-docs — starting October 2, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and your research.

Show how CFI-funded infrastructure has opened opportunities for you, by tweeting an image or video of how you work with CFI-funded equipment or in a CFI-funded research...

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October 11, 2017

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) annual conference series invites you to help shape the technical program of its upcoming PEARC18 event. Abstract proposals can be submitted via: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/pearc/

The opportunity to submit proposals will close at 10pm EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Authors...

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