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September 22, 2016

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting its third Community Town Hall session on Tuesday, October 11. If you missed our previous Town Halls, you can view the June presentation and slide deck here and the ...

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September 22, 2016

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of September 2016 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes a roundup of the activities, events and user news that has made the start of fall a busy month for the WestGrid team. Stories include:

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September 22, 2016

Join us Wednesday, September 28 for a Visualization Webinar on CPU-based rendering with OSPRay. This webinar will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid Visualization Coordinator, Compute Canada, and is open to anyone interested in data vizualization tools.

Visualization Webinar - CPU-based rendering with OSPRay
September 28th, 2016
11am-12pm MDT
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September 20, 2016

Compute Canada has announced it is launching an exciting new data visualization challenge this fall called Visualize This. Participants will visualize an Earth Sciences dataset covering the world's oceans. The dataset will be available for download from the Compute Canada website from October 1-31, with submissions due by midnight Eastern time on October 31. For more details on the challenge,...

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September 19, 2016

Join us from September 27-29 for an online webinar series that will share tips for how to use a scheduler on WestGrid's computing systems. This online workshop, Scheduling & Job Management: How to Get the Most from a Cluster, is presented by Kamil Marcinkowski, WestGrid Site Lead / System Administrator at the University of Alberta and...

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September 7, 2016

Year-round, WestGrid offers training in a variety of advanced research computing (ARC) areas -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. Our program took a break over the summer months, but it's back for Fall 2016 with a series of sessions exploring tools and methods for supporting your research with ARC!

Click on the 'More Information' links for full session details or visit our Training Page for...

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September 7, 2016

Compute Canada has released its Annual Report fo 2015-2016, which shares its accomplishments of the past year and showcases the ways Compute Canada is championing the largest renewal of advanced research computing (ARC) resources in Canada’s history. WestGrid, one Compute Canada's four regional partners, is featured in the report as well. 

"One of the...

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September 6, 2016

WestGrid is asking all advanced research computing (ARC) users, past, present and future to tell us what resources, services and support are most needed to better enable researchers in Canada, today and tomorrow. 

The primary purpose of the survey is to help guide WestGrid's strategic planning and redevelopment, which will be happening over the next 6-12 months. Our main goal moving forward is to enhance our...

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September 5, 2016

On Thursday, September 15, the Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group (VanBUG) will kick off its 15th season of bioinformatics seminars with a presentation from Martin Krzywinski, Staff Scientist in Bioinformatics at the BC Genome Sciences Center.

VanBUG is an association of researchers, other professionals, and students in the BC Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through...

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September 1, 2016

Each fall, through its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), Compute Canada hosts a Call for Proposals process for allocations of compute or storage resources. The 2017 competitions kicked off today as Compute Canada launched the first stage of its Research Platforms and Portals...

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