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September 17, 2019

WestGrid's Fall webinar series is back, offering online tutorials on a variety of topics in advanced research computing (ARC), from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are invited to attend these sessions!

Click on the 'More Information' links for individual session details or visit our WestGrid Training Materials site for archives...

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September 12, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the Compute Canada Federation will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via its...

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Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
September 9, 2019

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

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September 3, 2019

Nvidia has announced three webinars during September and early October that will showcase and discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in range of research fields. The webinars are free but registration is required. Click on the links below for more information and to register online.

Details:

Accelerating Quantum Chemistry Simulations with AI
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
11:00 AM PDT

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September 3, 2019

Are you passionate about helping researchers use high performance computing and other digital infrastructure tools? WestGrid is hiring Research Computing Training Assistant is responsible for supporting and delivering research computing training sessions across all WestGrid Member institutions online, in-person, or over multiple days. This includes working with the Training & Visualization Coordinator to identify gaps in...

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September 2, 2019

On September 19, Intel and Simon Fraser University are gathering a panel of solution specialists and experts from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a one-day workshop.

At this one-day session, you will learn about AI methodologies as well as AI optimization tools and techniques, that can be applied to Intel Xeon® processors as well as learn about some of Intel’s upcoming products that can be leveraged for AI.

Live demos will be followed by guided hands-on experience where you will learn how to optimize deep...

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September 1, 2019

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC).

If your research requires large-scale computing, cloud computing, data management, or data storage resources, WestGrid and its partners in Research Computing at the University of Manitoba invite you to attend our Compute Canada RAC...

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August 27, 2019

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, has announced $2M in funding to support the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Portage Network. CARL Portage is a national, library-based research data management (RDM) network that fosters initiatives to build capacity and to coordinate...

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August 15, 2019

To enhance the security of its resources, Compute Canada is modifying the configuration of the SSH security protocol used to connect to its clusters. SSH protects the information transmitted between the user and the cluster, and verifies the identity of both parties. To learn more about SSH, please read the Compute Canada wiki page: https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/SSH

The new configuration will affect all users...

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August 10, 2019

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem supporting research, education and innovation, will receive a Government of Canada investment of $137M to support its activities from 2020 – 2024.

Announced in the penultimate year of CANARIE’s current mandate (2015-2020), this funding commitment enables the organization to seamlessly transition services and activities into its next mandate and ensures that CANARIE can continue...

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