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March 27, 2017

Compute Canada and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) announced that they will provide a tool to facilitate and encourage research communities to engage in data and compute intensive research.

The partnership joins the mathematical sciences expertise from PIMS with the computational resources of Compute Canada to provide a service that responds to the need for an...

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March 22, 2017

On March 17, 2017, 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 off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2017
  • Compute Canada account renewals
  • 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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March 21, 2017

Join WestGrid on Wednesday, March 29 for an online webinar that shares an introductory look at using ParaViewWeb for 3D visualization and data analysis in a web browser.

ParaViewWeb is a lightweight JavaScript API for writing HTML5 web applications that utilize a remote ParaView server for running a visualization in a web browser. It is included with each copy of ParaView compiled with Python support. For a single user, ParaViewWeb can be...

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March 15, 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, March 17.

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

  • the migration of users and data off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2017
  • Compute Canada account renewals
  • upcoming ARC training opportunities

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

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March 14, 2017

Compute Canada’s annual Account Renewal process will run from March 7, 2017 to April 13, 2017. If you have an active Compute Canada account, you should receive an email notification directing you to the account renewal form in the Compute Canada DataBase (CCDB).

Any account not renewed will be deactivated at the end of April. Note: Anyone who created or renewed an account after September 1, 2016, does not have to renew at this time. You will not receive an email and do not need to take any action at this time. 

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March 9, 2017

On March 9, WestGrid received confirmation that the Nestor system at the University of Victoria will continue to operate until June 1, 2017. Therefore, users of Jasper, Hungabee, Breezy, Lattice,...

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March 8, 2017

UPDATE (March 9, 2017): The University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Victoria have generously offered to extend the use of Jasper, Hungabee, Breezy,...

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March 8, 2017

WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator Alex Razoumov is hosting a free hands-on workshop on data visualization at the University of Calgary on Thursday, May 04. The full-day workshop will focus on the popular visualization software VisIt and will include hands-on exercises. Faculty and students in all disciplines and experience levels are welcome to attend (you do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate).

Thursday, May 04
9:00 - 4:30 pm
BI 211, Biological...

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March 3, 2017

SEEING BIG is back! Now in its third year, the SEEING BIG Data Visualization Showcase is a high-profile exhibit of state-of-the-art visualizations from Canadian researchers in any advanced research computing (ARC) field. Submissions will be accepted from March 1 to May 31, 2017

Entry Criteria & Selection:

  • We welcome high-resolution short movies and/or sets of still images. 
  • All submissions should include a brief explanation of the science behind the visualization...
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March 1, 2017

Scientific research is vital to the lives of Canadians, and software has become increasingly crucial to this research. For the past decade, CANARIE has been funding the development of specialized research software. To ensure that this funding program continues to meet the needs of Canada’s research community, CANARIE wants learn more about those who write this software and how to better support them.

In partnership with the UK’s...

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