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December 2, 2016

A University of Calgary (UofC) research team comprised of Allan Rocha, Usman Alim and Julio Daniel Silva has won Compute Canada’s inaugural “Visualize This!” Challenge. The national competition, organized by Compute Canada’s Visualization Team, launched in October to raise awareness of the essential role visualization can play in helping researchers explore large...

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November 29, 2016

On November 24, 2016, as part of WestGrid's ongoing initiative to keep its users informed, our management team and support staff shared the latest updates from WestGrid on:

  • The migration of users and data from Silo, Jasper and Hungabee
  • RAC and allocatable systems for 2017
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities

If you were unable to attend this WestGrid Town Hall session, you can view the archive materials below: 

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November 29, 2016

Join the Compute Canada team and help lead the acceleration of research innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Compute Canada provides essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. Its world-class team of more than 200 experts employed by 37 partner universities and research institutions across the country provides direct support to researchers. Compute Canada is a proud ambassador...

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November 28, 2016

Join WestGrid on Thursday, Dec 01 at 10:00 am Pacific for a hands-on introduction to ORCA (the genOmics Research Container Architecture), a platform for bioinformatics analysis and a service available as part of the Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) Advanced Research Computing Platform and Compute Canada Node. ORCA is suited for those wishing to conduct self-serve analysis using their own existing data. Hundreds of bioinformatics tools from Homebrew-Science are pre-installed in ORCA. 

In this session, Roland Santos from...

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November 24, 2016

Join us online today at 10:00 am Pacific for our monthly Community Town Hall. WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • The migration of users and data from Silo, Jasper and Hungabee
  • RAC and allocatable systems for 2017
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities

A copy of the slide presentation has been posted online. To view the slides, ...

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November 21, 2016

Applications to Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) for 2017 must be submitted electronically via the Compute Canada Database (CCDB) no later than 4:00 pm Eastern (EST) on Thursday, November 24. There will be no extensions and late submissions will not be...

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November 21, 2016

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires. Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

 

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November 17, 2016

Several leading Canadian and international organizations successfully tested a next-generation, ultra-fast data transfer at SC16, the world’s largest supercomputing conference.

Led by Compute Canada, this demonstration is one of the fastest, long-distance, academic data transfers known in Canada. Data-intensive research in sectors like genomics and personalized medicine, environmental science and advanced manufacturing require stable, dedicated...

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November 17, 2016

The International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) has announced a collection of 41 coordinated papers representing the most recent work of IHEC member projects from Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. 

Access to the data by collaborators and the greater scientific community is gained via the IHEC Data Portal, which takes advantage of Compute Canada resources to manage the large volume of data associated with the...

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November 14, 2016

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting its fourth Community Town Hall session on Thursday, November 24. WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on: 

  • the migration of users and data from Silo, Jasper and Hungabee
  • RAC and allocatable systems for 2017
  • 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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