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January 17, 2017

Dell EMC, Intel, Scalar and Bright Computing have announced a series of one-day workshops that will introduce supercomputing tools & concepts at campuses across Canada. Canadian SuperComputing 2017 will take place at twelve different locations across the country during February and March 2017.

Attendees will hear from Dell EMC about HPC strategy, market direction and solutions, machine learning, the blending of Cloud, Big Data, and HPC, plus Dell EMC storage solutions.

Additionally, there will be an interactive “...

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January 17, 2017

Does your research have needs for large-scale computing, data management, or storage? Compute Canada, in partnership with WestGrid and other regional organizations, provides state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems and software for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. 

Join us for an introduction to Compute Canada and WestGrid. This talk will provide an overview of some of the expertise, resources and services available to support your research, and will explain how to...

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January 17, 2017

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting another Community Town Hall session on Friday January 27.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • the new national system at SFU - Cedar/GP2
  • the migration of users and data off WestGrid legacy systems
  • upcoming ARC training opportunities

Town Hall attendees are welcome to ask questions on these and other topics. This session will be...

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January 12, 2017

WestGrid regularly offers webinars and workshops on a variety of topics in advanced research computing (ARC) -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. Following a short break over the holidays, we're excited to deliver new sessions in January and February 2017 that explore how to advance your research with ARC!

Click on the 'More Information' links for individual session details or visit our Training...

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January 9, 2017

The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced today its award of $69,455,000 through its Major Science Initiative Fund for the Compute Canada project. This award will be used to continue the operation of the national advanced research computing platform that serves more than 10,000 researchers at universities, post-secondary institutions and research institutions across Canada.

“Compute Canada provides the advanced research computing and big data...

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January 3, 2017

Compute Canada has begun one of the biggest advanced research computing renewals in Canada’s history to replace the national platform's legacy systems with four new national systems that consolidate resources and centralize services. For the latest update to the technology refresh program and details on the national migration process, please visit the Compute Canada website.

To help our...

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January 3, 2017

Canadian Light Source (CLS), Compute Canada and the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) have signed a new MOU that aims to expand the synchrotron data experience for researchers through enhancements in the transfer, storage and computation of data. This collaboration will strengthen existing capacity, develop new programs and techniques, and advance research in synchrotron science and its applications by:

  • Improving the speed and user-friendliness of research data transfer
  • Upgrading capacity for research data storage and...
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December 21, 2016

One of the world’s foremost astronomy research platforms is being enhanced through a new multi-year collaboration between the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Compute Canada. The collaboration will bring new “big science” data management and processing capabilities to a much larger research community.

The project is called C3TP for short in reference to the “three Cs Transition Project”: the National Research Council’s...

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December 15, 2016

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of December 2016 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes a roundup of the regional activities and national initiatives that have kept the WestGrid team busy lately. Stories include:

  • WestGrid's Executive Director, Lindsay Sill, shares a recap from her experience at SC'16, the world's largest supercomputing...
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December 13, 2016

The Bank of Canada has posted a job listing for a High Performance Computing (HPC) Specialist to oversee the management of its HPC environment and to work with other teams in its Corporate Services – Data and Statistics Office (CS-DSO), Analytic Environment Business Support (AEBS) team, and the Information Technology Services department (ITS). In cooperation with ITS, AEBS plans and coordinates the evolution of IT hardware and software for analytical systems, and ensures IT problems are resolved in a timely manner. AEBS also provides...

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