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June 21, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, as part of the CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 conference, Compute Canada will be hosting a Town Hall session. Hosted by Compute Canada’s President and CEO Mark Dietrich and members of the senior management team, the session will provide an open forum to discuss current Compute Canada activities and answer questions from the audience.

Session Details:

Tuesday, June 21

12:30 – 1:15 pm Mountain Time

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June 13, 2016

On June 10, 2016, WestGrid hosted a community Town Hall event via video conference presented by Patrick Mann, Director of Operations for WestGrid.  

This event covered recent system outages, the demands on WestGrid and Compute Canada Resources, timelines of expected new systems, and an update on Compute Canada’s Technology Deployment...

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June 10, 2016

The University of Manitoba is seeking candidates to fill a full-time position as a High Performance Computing Specialist.

Those who have an M.Sc. or Ph.D degree in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field with a computational focus are strongly encouraged to apply before June 30, 2016. Some key responsibilities within this position include providing scientific and technical support to Compute Canada/WestGrid researchers, assisting researchers with writing scientific...

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June 10, 2016

At 9:00am Pacific today, Patrick Mann, Director of Operations, and the WestGrid Site Leads will host a Community Town Hall to address some of the recent system outages and other current demands on WestGrid and Compute Canada resources. The presentation will also provide an update on Compute Canada's technology deployment plan, including a timeline of when new systems are expected to come online. Town Hall attendees are welcome to ask questions on these and other topics.

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June 8, 2016

Dr. Lesley Shannon, P.Eng. is an associate professor and chair for the Computer Engineering Option in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. Shannon’s research is in reconfigurable and heterogeneous computing. In a post for the Computing Research Association's Computing Research...

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June 6, 2016

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for applications for a volunteer position on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component of digital infrastructure that is critical to Canada’s future in the global digital economy....

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June 4, 2016

Are you an early career woman who uses HPC or works in developing new HPC technologies? Women in HPC (WHPC) wants to hear from you!

On Sunday, November 23, 2016, as part of a WHPC workshop at Supercomputing 2016, WHPC invites submissions from women to present their work to the HPC community as a poster and lightening talk. There will be the opportunity to meet with leading employers from across the HPC community and...

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May 29, 2016

On Friday, June 10, Patrick Mann, Director of Operations, and the WestGrid Site Leads will host a Community Town Hall to address some of the recent system outages and other current demands on WestGrid and Compute Canada resources. The presentation will also provide an update on Compute Canada's technology deployment plan, including a timeline of when new systems are expected to come online. Town Hall attendees are welcome to ask questions on these and other topics.

This Town Hall is open to any existing WestGrid or...

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May 19, 2016

If information is power, how can we ensure that society is using it in the most accountable way possible? This October, Cybera is partnering with MRnet and SRnet to present Cyber Summit 2016, a two day summit that will focus on the privacy / policy...

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May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator Alex Razoumov will be presenting an online tutorial that looks at 3D graph visualization with NetworkX, VTK, and ParaView. This session is open to anyone interested in data visualization tools and techniques -- you do not need a WestGrid or Compute Canada account to participate.

Tuesday, May 24
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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