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Alcohol
March 25, 2015

The final session of the Spring Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host Dr. Amanda Slaunwhite, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of New Brunswick, and a Collaborating Scientist at Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia at the University of Victoria. She will be discussing the ways in which data analytics methods can support primary health care utilization for alcohol-attributed diseases. 

Tuesday, March 31
11:30 am PDT  /  12:30 pm MDT  /  12:30 pm CST  /  1:30 pm CDT  /  3:30 pm ADT...

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March 23, 2015

Compute Canada and its regional partners (ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid) are pleased to announce the institutions nominated to host national advanced research computing (ARC) systems in Compute Canada’s next round of infrastructure funding.

The following institutions have been nominated:

  • LP Site - University of Toronto
  • GP1 Site- University of Victoria
  • GP2 Site - Simon Fraser University
  • GP3 Site - University of Waterloo

The new systems are planned to be fully...

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The C2C seminar will explore "Big Data" problems faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases
March 23, 2015

This week, WestGrid is pleased to host Dr. Yussanne Ma, lead of the Bioinformatic group at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, as a guest speaker for the WestGrid Seminar Series. She will discuss the ways high performance computing supports her group's work and will focus a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency. 

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Wednesday, March 25
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Bugaboo system at SFU
March 22, 2015

Due to continuing problems and instabilities with the filesystems on Bugaboo we have been advised by the vendor to update the filesystem software as soon as possible. This requires a shutdown of the whole system and the termination of all running jobs. This shutdown will start Monday, March 23 at 9:00 am PDT.

The outage is expected to last four days. This outage also includes the...

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ACENET HPC support
March 22, 2015

ACENET is currently seeking candidates for two positions to support its research community in areas of Computational Research and Big Data Research. In particular, the Big Data Research position is a new area of focus for ACENET and the incumbent will be at the forefront of developing its services in this area. The deadline to apply for these positions is March 27, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please follow the links below:

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GenAP
March 18, 2015

Compute Canada and CANARIE, two critical components of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of GenAP, a tool that enables Canadian researchers to easily access and use genomic data to advance our knowledge of human health and disease.

While data from human genomes is an extraordinarily rich...

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March 16, 2015

The HPCS 2015 organizers have announced a deadline extension to Tuesday, March 24 for the submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters. HPCS 2015 is soliciting original papers on any HPC-related topic, on either science outcomes of using HPC or the development of new methods. An abstract of about one page is required. Please visit the Paper Submission page to submit an abstract.

Registration for the...

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March 15, 2015

This year, HPCS will host a visualization showcase to highlight state-of-the-art visualizations from Canadian researchers. Called 'SEEING BIG', the showcase is inviting submissions from any advanced research computing field. Selected entries will be displayed on a large high definition screen visible to all HPCS attendees during the entire conference. The SEEING BIG organizers are interested in high-resolution short movies and...

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March 15, 2015

As part of an effort to increase its engagement with and support of the Digital Humanities research community, Compute Canada is offering two pairs of scholarships to the 2015 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and is hosting an informational workshop at DHSI that will explore how digital humanities researchers can take advantage of Compute Canada services and...

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SHARCNET
March 15, 2015

SHARCNET, in partnership with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is seeking an IT Specialist, High-Performance Computing, based out of UOIT. SHARCNET, a partner organization of Compute Ontario and ...

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