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August 24, 2016
Data Storage Solution will enhance national research and discovery capabilities and promote collaboration

Toronto, August 24th, 2016. Compute Canada in partnership with its member institutions announced the results of a multi-million dollar investment in a national big data storage solutions for Canada’s growing community of advanced computing researchers.

“We designed, together with our partners, a Canadian solution that is unique in the world,”  says Mark Dietrich, Compute Canada President and CEO. “Globally, this...

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August 23, 2016

Compute Canada is looking for a smart, motivated Senior Programmer/Analyst to join its team of advanced research computing specialists. They will work on a wide range of software development projects in support of Compute Canada’s research platform.  The Senior Programmer/Analyst will be a seasoned expert, with ten or more years of programming experience, and a strong background in large scale architecture and solution design. They will work with the existing Compute Canada national teams to drive the direction of the national platform, and...

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August 23, 2016

Compute Canada is looking for a smart, motivated Junior Programmer/Analyst and a Senior Programmer/Analyst to join its team of advanced research computing specialists. They will work on a wide range of software development projects in support of Compute Canada’s research platform. Compute Canada is also looking to fill a current DevOps Developer position to work on tools to accelerate the development of scientific data platforms.

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August 18, 2016

On August 17th, 2016, WestGrid hosted it's second Town Hall via video conference to discuss Compute Canada's plans to migrate user data to its four new national systems, as well as to dicuss changes to the 2017 Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) process.

Patrick Mann, Director of Operations for WestGrid, along with Sergiy Stepanenko, Site Lead at the University of Saskatchewan spoke at the presentation.

If you were unable to attend, you can now view the archive materials below: 

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August 17, 2016

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting another Community Town Hall session today. A final version of the presentation can be found here. (Note: These slides are subject to change. A final version will be posted on the WestGrid website following the session).

The session will be webstreamed live and is open to any existing WestGrid or Compute Canada user as well as members of the broader research...

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August 15, 2016

Over the next few months, many WestGrid users will be affected by two key initiatives related to user access to Compute Canada systems. Please read on for more details, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@westgrid.ca.

Changes to the 2017 Resource Allocation Competition Dates & Application Process

Each fall, Compute Canada hosts two national...

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August 8, 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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August 3, 2016

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is looking for a Director to serve as a focal point for its Big Data Initiative. The Director will oversee and ensure the services provided by Big Data Hub, Research Support Group, Library research support, and other SFU resources meet the needs of internal and external user groups. The Director will also be responsible for overseeing the budget allocated to the Big Data Initiative and special projects that may arise in order to build new interdisciplinary research communities, promote research innovation,...

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August 2, 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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July 28, 2016

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of July 2016 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes a recap of the CANHEIT | HPCS Conference (co-hosted this year by WestGrid, Compute Canada, CUCCIO and the University of Alberta), the results of Compute Canada's Awards of Excellence, and more:

  • WestGrid welcomes a new face to its team -- Megan Allen, joins as...
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