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February 22, 2018

If you have questions about moving from WestGrid's legacy systems (Grex, Orcinus, Parallel) to the national systems (Cedar, Graham, Niagara), join us for an online Office Hours session on Tuesday, March 06.

Members of WestGrid's Support Team will be available to answer inquiries and help you troubleshoot issues on anything related to migration, including:

  • how to prepare your data to be moved
  • how to transfer files
  • tips for code and job migration
  • getting started on the national...
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February 21, 2018

Compute Canada is offering five scholarships to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2018.  These will be awarded via a competition closing March 8, 2018. Submissions must include:

  • The name and institutional affiliation of a research-based co-applicant (Faculty, Postdoc, or Graduate Student).
  • A summary of the project that the applicant is either currently collaborating on or which there are solid plans to collaborate on.
  • The DHSI 2018 courses offered by...
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February 15, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Software Carpentry andor Data Carpentry instructor, running workshops, and contributing to the Carpentry training materials? A two-day online course to train Canadian Carpentry Instructors is now accepting registrations. The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher of research computing skills. You don't currently have to be an existing instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you do need to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improving your teaching...

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February 14, 2018

 Join us on February 28 for speaker Alex Razoumov's session on Using Chapel for Parallel Programming.

Wednesday, Feb 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific
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February 7, 2018

On March 31, 2018, WestGrid’s remaining legacy systems -- Grex, Parallel, and Orcinus -- will be defunded and no longer available as part of the Compute Canada national platform.

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained...

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February 6, 2018

The University of Toronto’s high-performance computing unit SciNet is offering 10 expenses-paid scholarships to Canadian graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for the ninth International Summer School on High-Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 8 to 13, 2018, in Ostrava, in the Czech Republic. This summer school is hosted by the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre.


Applications are due Feb 13...

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February 6, 2018

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 welcomes all higher education IT leaders from universities, colleges, technical institutes, and research computing (ARC) experts to attend. WestGrid is a partner in this event, which is being hosted by SFU, Compute Canada, and CUCCIO.

Conference registration includes:

 

  • Opening Reception at the Playground of the Gods, Burnaby Mountain Park on Monday, June 18th
  • Night Out on the shores of False Creek, Vancouver, at Mahoney and Sons...
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February 2, 2018

WestGrid and Compute Canada are supporting an innovative new program by the University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) to develop a new strategy to combat infections. The program, called Precision Infection Management (PIM), has been called an “immense undertaking” by its founders and requires a massive computer database, ResistanceDB, which will be hosted on Compute Canada's national platform.

On a regional level, WestGrid is contributing specialized technical expertise — from database architects to senior...

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February 2, 2018

To further build a cohesive Canadian community of research software developers and to strengthen the impact of public funds for research, CANARIE is hosting the first annual Canadian Research Software Conference on May 29 - 30, 2018 in Ottawa, ON.

Who should attend?

You could be an active developer of research software (regardless of your job title), a computational researcher, a student, a developer of open source software to support research, or a researcher with an interest in software development.

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January 29, 2018

Compute Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Robbin Tourangeau as Interim President & CEO. She will begin her one-year appointment on February 5, 2018.

Ms. Tourangeau recently served as the Founding Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Digital Research Infrastructure (LCDRI), and brings a high level of knowledge and a broad national network in areas relevant to her new leadership role at Compute Canada. She also has a strong track record of strategic public policy development, advocacy...

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