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October 17, 2017

As demand increases for more accessible and secure methods to archive and store research data, the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a step forward to answering the call.

The platform, a collaboration between Compute Canada, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and CARL's ...

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October 13, 2017
Does your research need large-scale computing, cloud resources, data management, or storage?

Do you need MORE than is available to any researcher with a Compute Canada account via the Rapid Access Service?

Do you want to receive a larger allocation from Compute Canada's...

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October 9, 2017

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) annual conference series invites you to help shape the technical program of its upcoming PEARC18 event. Abstract proposals can be submitted via: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/pearc/

The opportunity to submit proposals will close at 10pm EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Authors...

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October 4, 2017

Calling all research students and post-docs — starting October 2, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and your research.

Show how CFI-funded infrastructure has opened opportunities for you, by tweeting an image or video of how you work with CFI-funded equipment or in a CFI-funded research...

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October 3, 2017

Compute Canada is now accepting applications to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC): the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition

These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are...

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October 2, 2017

The Visualize This! Challenge is back! Now in its second year, WestGrid is proud to host this Canada-wide competition to celebrate the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions. Visualize This! is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada!

Led...

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September 28, 2017

As part of its ongoing initiative to keep WestGrid users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting its next monthly Community Town Hall session on Friday, October 13.

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

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system (GP4)
  • A preview of Niagara - the Large Parallel (LP) system coming online at the University of...
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September 19, 2017

Calling all researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- WestGrid and Compute Canada have resources that can support your research! This presentation will explore how Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) can serve research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Session Details:

Thursday, September 21
10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
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September 15, 2017
New National Systems

The most extensive renewal of advanced research computing resources in Canada’s history is well underway, with three of the four systems funded by the first round of the CFI's Cyberinfrastructure Initiative now operational. Arbutus, Cedar and Graham are state-of-the-art systems with a combined computing power of nearly 70,000 cores - with more cores and new systems to be installed in the next 1-2 years.

These...

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September 12, 2017

Compute Canada has published the details for its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and will be hosting an online RAC Question & Answer session on Wednesday, October 11 to review the timelines and changes to the process for this year...

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