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July 22, 2016

Have questions about using a scheduler on Compute Canada systems? Join WestGrid on Friday, July 29 from 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT for an online Office Hours session. Members of our Support Team will be available to answer inquiries and troubleshoot issues on anything related to Job Management and Scheduling, including:

  • how to optimize walltime...
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July 20, 2016

Megan Meredith-Lobay, based at the University of British Columbia, is an ARC analyst for the digital humanities and social sciences. She is responsible for helping researchers use advanced research computing tools to simplify or significantly expand their research capabilities and efficacy.

“I’ve been working in this field for seven to eight years in various locations,” she said. “I really enjoy it because I still manage to keep doing a bit of research and I...

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July 13, 2016

The UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team is an institutionally-dedicated service for research across all disciplines working on questions that have large data and computational needs. Along with WestGrid and Compute Canada, they provide services and resources driven by transformational information technology that will allow researchers to take advantage of high-performance computing facilities.

 

Q&A with the ARC Team

 

What is the focus of the ARC Team?

The ARC Team is a newly formed...

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CANHEIT-HPCS 2016 Poster Winner
July 13, 2016

Two University of Alberta-led research projects that used mathematical simulations to provide a critical window into the complex ecosystem changes happening in northern oceans have won the top two prizes at the CANHEIT | HPCS Conference in Edmonton on June 22. 

The competition received over 20 submissions from researchers from a variety of disciplines, from pharmaceutical sciences to geomatics engineering. A total of four prizes were awarded based on their visual design, science, relevance, how well they identified and addressed the...

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July 10, 2016

Throughout the past 10 years, the Banff Science Communications program has become very well renowned. It is a two-week intensive conference focused on improving the way attendees present their research both in writing and through oral presentations. This program was aimed at scientists and communicators and is said to be a transformational experience. 

This year, the program is partnering with Beakerhead to bring this experience across Canada. It will offer the same intense and creative audience-focused approach to short immersive...

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July 8, 2016

Three staff members based at partner institutions within WestGrid 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 20 at the Gala Evening at Compute Canada’s annual...

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July 7, 2016

ACENET is seeking a Computational Research Consultant at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

This role is a support position reporting to ACENET's Chief Technology Officer. Successful candidates will assist researchers in using and navigating the advanced computing resources avaliable at ACENET and Compute Canada. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with a dispersed technical team to continuously improve ACENET's service delivery, maintain relationships with research groups to ensure...

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July 5, 2016

A new user authentication procedure has been announced for the Compute Canada Cloud systems. There will no longer be a need for cloud users to have a WestGrid account in order to gain access to the two Compute Canada cloud systems (east.cloud.computecanada.ca and west.cloud.computecanada.ca). 

On 18 July 2016 at 2:00PM Eastern/11:00AM Pacific, both cloud sites will start authenticating...

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June 29, 2016

Ten students from across Canada have begun the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia, courtesy of Compute Canada. This premier training event was formed to increase high performance computing (HPC) expertise in the research community.

Now in its seventh year, this is the third year Compute Canada has sponsored students from Canada. Last year, the school was hosted by the University of Toronto...

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June 22, 2016

On Saturday, June 18, to kick off its annual High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS), Compute Canada hosted 35 youth from Grades 6-8 for a “Raspberry Jam” event at Stanley Milner Library’s Makerspace in Edmonton. 


The workshop, run in partnership with conference co-hosts WestGrid, CUCCIO, and the University of Alberta, was held to encourage the next generation to explore careers in high performance computing and to encourage girls especially to explore the...

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