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September 8, 2010

You are invited to submit a paper with unpublished original work for ICCS 2011, Eleventh International Conference on Computational Science, in Tsukuba, Japan on June 1-3, 2011. You can submit to the main conference or one of the workshops. All accepted oral papers will appear in the proceedings.

Please, see for more information, including the call for workshops.

The theme for ICCS 2011 in Amsterdam is "The Ascent...

August 17, 2010

Peter Tieleman, WestGrid executive member and Biological Sciences professor, was included in the 2010 edition of Canadian Who’s Who reference guide. The Canadian Who’s Who is a comprehensive source of biographical information on leading and influential Canadians. Dr. Tieleman’s research at the University of Calgary utilizes computer-modeling technology to focus on molecular biophysics of cells and the possible applications for treating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A brief biography of Dr. Tieleman was included in the annual guide published...

August 12, 2010

Please be advised that the WestGrid website upgrade to Drupal version 6 has been completed.

Those accessing the WestGrid Intranet will notice a change in format. If you notice any issues as a result of the upgrade, please contact

August 12, 2010

The Academic Information and Communication Technologies (AICT) department at the University of Alberta is seeking a Team Lead - Research Support.

To apply, please click here. The closing date is August 16, 2010.


  • Ensures that the AICT computing cluster is supported so that all University of Alberta researchers can run their research computing code to obtain data and results
  • Ensures...
July 15, 2010

A Workshop on Autonomic Computational Science, will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Grid 2010 Conference in Brussels (Oct, 2010).
For details of the workshop and topics of interest, please see:
We hope you will consider submitting to this workshop, as well as helping bring it to the attention of your colleagues/collaborators.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to...

July 8, 2010

The deadline for voting for ideas in the Digital Economy consultation process has been extended.

Please submit your vote by Monday, July 12, 2010.

More information and voting instructions can be found here.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

July 8, 2010

Industry Canada has launched a consultation process in order to develop a strategy for the digital economy. The details can be found here. The site encourages submissions in response to the questions and issues raised by the government's consultation paper and a number of submissions are already available on the web site. The site encourages participation and, in particular, encourages you to vote for or against particular ideas located in the “Idea Forum”...

July 6, 2010

The WestGrid email issue has now been resolved. Our apologies for any inconvenience the email outage may have caused as a result of the email system security change.

All emails sent during the affected period (June 28 - June 29) should have been held and do not need to be resent. We appreciate your patience as we work to respond to the many messages that were received during the past week by the WestGrid Support and Accounts teams. If you have not yet received a response and you'd like to follow up, please feel free to contact...

June 28, 2010

WestGrid is currently experiencing problems sending and receiving emails to the following email addresses:

Our apologies if you have been trying to send to any of these addresses. We thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the problem. For any urgent matters, please email Lindsay Sill at
June 23, 2010
Parallel Programming Using OpenMP, MPI and Posix Threads

Time and Location of Training Sessions:
Monday, July 19, 2010 (OpenMP)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 (MPI)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 (Posix Threads)

Important Note:

This workshop will be made available through Compute Canada by broadcasting via Access Grid from the Training Room in Kingston. If you would like to participate remotely, please contact Chris MacPhee...