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August 26, 2015

Researchers at the University of Alberta are using big data and Advanced Research Computing resources from Compute Canada and WestGrid to identify the DNA sequence variants that influence economically important traits in beef and dairy cattle. Paul Stothard, an assistant professor of genomics and bioinformatics and PI of the project, has been a WestGrid user since 2012 and uses a resource allocation on Jasper ...

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August 16, 2015

Compute Canada's 2016 Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) Call for Proposals is now available online and submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2015.

RAC awards are granted on a one-year basis and so applicants must re-apply for a new allocation every year. Any individual who is eligible to apply to national granting councils for funding is eligible to apply...

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August 7, 2015

The Globe & Mail
Published Friday, July 31 

Canada’s research cyberinfrastructure is getting its first major injection of federal dollars since 2006. Over the next two years, the much-needed financial boost will be used to consolidate an ageing patchwork of two dozen regional computer systems into four key sites in Ontario and British Columbia. Together, they will...

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July 30, 2015

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, July 30, 2015 — Compute Canada and its regional partners ACENET, Calcul Quebec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid will manage the procurement and investment of the $75 million investment announced today to renew and consolidate the national platform...

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July 24, 2015

At a showcase hosted by the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) to celebrate female leaders in advanced research computing, Compute Canada signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to increase the representation of women in advanced research computing in Canada. Compute Canada is honoured to be the first international partner to join WHPC. The showcase was part of the annual...

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July 9, 2015

Compute Canada and Simon Fraser University are seeking a Project Manager to oversee a variety of national initiatives supporting research, including the procurement and implementation of four new Advanced Research Computing (ARC) systems at four institutions across Canada. Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Research, and working on behalf of Compute Canada and Simon Fraser University, the Project Manager...

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July 9, 2015

UM Today
Published Monday, July 6, 2015

CHURCHILL, MB – On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, visited Churchill to announce an investment of $22.1 million to build the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO), a multi-disciplinary research facility where researchers will study the impact of oil spills in sea ice as well as investigate issues...

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July 8, 2015

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, has announced the first call of its Research Software Program (Research Software Call 1) for the 2015 – 2020 mandate, supported by an initial investment of $3M.

CANARIE has been investing in the development of research software since 2007,...

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July 2, 2015

Three staff members from WestGrid partner institutions received Compute Canada Awards of Excellence on June 18, in recognition for their exceptional support to a researcher or research group. In addition, three other staff from the region were nominated for an award.

Presented at the High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) on June 18, the honours are part of a Compute Canada program to recognize contributions made by technical support staff to help Canada’s research community...

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July 2, 2015

In collaboration with Supercomputing 2015, the Women in HPC (WHPC) network is running a half-day workshop on Friday, November 20 featuring submissions (papers or posters) from female early career researchers. The aim of the workshop is to promote the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, providing opportunities for peer-to peer networking...

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