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June 26, 2017

WestGrid's July Town Hall will feature an interactive tour of Cedar --  one of Compute Canada's newest national systems. Housed at Simon Fraser University, Cedar is the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, serving researchers across the country with expanded compute, storage and cloud resources. Click here to read 10 Things To Know About Cedar.

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June 21, 2017

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

Testing Phase

Please be aware that ongoing testing and component installations will continue over the next few weeks. However at this time users should be able to transfer in data, compile code, work on submission scripts, and explore the available modules. 

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June 20, 2017

A year after launching a data science team, Cybera is now ready to take on external projects from stakeholders looking to discover the utility of their data. For their first major project, the team has received funding to examine the thousands of documents and testimonials that were provided to the CRTC for its 2016 “basic telecommunications service” consultation....

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June 18, 2017

OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Library’s Portage network are pleased to announce that their work towards the development of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has advanced to the beta testing stage.

FRDR...

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June 14, 2017

WestGrid is pleased to host guest speaker Richard Corbett from Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre for an introductory webinar on bioinformatics. He will provide a high level overview of current bioinformatics research and practices, including a description of contemporary data types and computational approaches.

Details

Wednesday, June 28
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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June 9, 2017

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, has announced the results of its inaugural survey of Canadians who are employed to develop software to support scientific research. The study was undertaken in collaboration with the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) to better understand the needs of Canada’s research community. The results will help evolve CANARIE’s Research...

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June 5, 2017

Two WestGrid team members based at Simon Fraser University (SFU) have received Compute Canada Awards of Excellence in recognition of the outstanding support they provide to the Canadian research community.

The awards presentation took place on June 5 at the at the bi-annual gathering of Compute Canada’s technical team.

More than 200 Compute...

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June 2, 2017

Connection Instructions:

There are two options for connecting to this session. 

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June 1, 2017

On May 19, Compute Canada announced the recipients of its 2017 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), representing some of Canada’s brightest minds and top research projects. Of the 390 allocations, nearly one third of them were awarded to projects led by researchers based at WestGrid member or partner institutions.

The Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition are annual, peer-reviewed processes to allocate 80% of Compute Canada’s resources. The remaining 20% is reserved...

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May 31, 2017

The WestGrid legacy systems Hermes and Nestor at the University of Victoria are defunded as of June 1, 2017. This means they will no longer be operating under control of WestGrid and will be managed by the University of Victoria directly.

System Use & Access After June 1

Local Users: Any researcher located at or affiliated with the University of Victoria

  • STORAGE & COMPUTE USE: Local users will be able to submit jobs AND access storage on these systems AFTER June 1.
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