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November 29, 2011

Join us Wednesday, Nov 30 at 1:00 pm MST for the WestGrid and Compute Canada Seminar

Installing Software Packages on WestGrid Systems
Presented by Belaid Moa, HPC Specialist, University Systems, University of Victoria


TOPICS COVERED:

  • Global software installation on a WestGrid system
  • User-based software installation: When, where and how?
  • Specific software package customization
  • Software installation...
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November 14, 2011

The Sumpercomputing 2011 (SC11) conference exhibiton is on now and runs until November 17. Taking place in Seattle, WA, the conference continues a long and successful tradition of engaging the international community in HPC, networking, storage and analysis. SC11 places an emphasis on bringing together communities to facilitate information exchange, discussions and new collaborations for research and education related to innovating high performance...

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November 1, 2011

This spring, WestGrid and Compute Canada will be hosting HPCS 2012 as a joint conference with BCNET. On May 1-3, 2012, the conference, themed Connect. Compute. Collaborate, will focus on advancing higher education and research by promoting innovative and smart ways to use and share information technology.

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November 1, 2011

Join Sheldon B Opps from the Department of Physics at the University of Prince Edward Island for his talk:

The effects of confinement and landscape fragmentation on predator-prey dynamics


Date: Nov 15, 2011
Time: 12:30 pm MST

A better comprehension of animal movement is vital to interpreting key ecological and evolutionary processes, such as the spatial-temporal patterns of resource selection, foraging behaviour, and predator-prey interactions. As human...

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October 26, 2011

NEPTUNE Canada is hiring co-op students or casual workers to join their busy workplace starting this winter. NEPTUNE Canada is the world’s first regional cabled ocean observatory. Situated on the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off British Columbia, it is a natural laboratory for studies on ocean change, plate tectonics, geochemistry of the ocean crust, deep sea ecosystems, and ocean engineering. NEPTUNE uses WestGrid/Compute Canada systems to transfer and store research data.
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October 19, 2011

This fall, HPCVL and Compute Canada are hosting a series of workshops on Parallel Programming Using OpenMP and MPI. The workshops are directed at scientists and engineers who are interested in learning more about running code on parallel computers, ranging from small multi-core machines to large clusters. The course covers both shared-memory approaches using the OpenMP compiler directives, and distributed-memory frameworks using...

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October 18, 2011

The deadline to submit your proposal to the RAC call to Compute Canada has been EXTENDED.

Applications must be submitted by 9 PM (ET) on Wednesday 19 Oct.

Applications must be started (i.e. at least one "save" has been done) by 4 PM (ET).

Please contact rac@computecanada.ca if you have questions regarding your submission.

October 18, 2011

ACEnet is hosting the TECC Summit next week, October 25-26, 2011. The Summit, to be held at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an annual meeting of the technical experts working in Compute Canada.

To register, or for more information, please click here.

October 17, 2011

Principal Investigators at Canadian academic institutions who require access to HPC resources on Compute Canada systems are asked to submit proposals to Compute Canada by Tuesday, October 18 at 3:00 pm Eastern. The proposals will request allocations of CPU time and storage. In addition to offering access to computing resources with an aggregate peak of well over 1 PetaFlops of compute power and more than 5 Petabytes of storage, Compute Canada offers applications-enabling assistance from HPC experts at the regional consortia...

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September 26, 2011

The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) is launching the CWRC infrastructure project to support collaborative online research in Canadian writing. Thursday, September 29 will launch the project and workshop, which is free and open to anyone with an interest in CWRC, featuring writers Shawna Lemay and Aritha Van Herk at the Alumni House at the University of Alberta from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

The rest of the workshop will take place September 30 to...

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