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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”...

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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...

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June 28, 2010

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

  • info@westgrid.ca
  • support@westgrid.ca
  • accounts@westgrid.ca
  • kowalchuk@westgrid.ca
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 lindsay.sill@cybera.ca.
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...

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June 10, 2010

As part of our annual reporting requirements to funding agencies, we need you to answer a few quick questions related to your use of CFI-funded infrastructure for your specific research project. The information is required by our primary funder, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and it is important that we report to them as completely and accurately as possible.

Researchers are required to report on project development annually as a condition of continued access to Compute Canada resources. You should have received an email on...

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May 21, 2010

Two of WestGrid’s computing nodes on Checkers were used last week by humanities researchers at the workshop Mind the Gap: Bridging HPC and the Humanities," which took place May 10-14 at the University of Alberta. Over 20 graduate students, post doctorate fellows, and programmers took part in six research projects, covering a wide variety of issues that were best addressed using high...

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May 10, 2010

Jill Kowalchuk (ED, WestGrid) moderating the Compute Canada Town Hall, May 6, 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Compute Canada Town Halls.

Over 80 participants were in attendance from 9 sites across Western Canada for the Town Hall meeting held at UBC last week in Vancouver. The feedback collected will be beneficial in shaping the national HPC landscaping for the completion of NPF-1 and for the purpose of planning NPF-2.

Stayed tuned to the...

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May 5, 2010
** Please note the Room changes at the UofA and UVicA Compute Canada town hall is being held as part of a series of four regional town hall meetings across Canada. All WestGrid users are invited to attend the town hall at UBC on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 13:00 - 15:00 PDT. You are encouraged to attend in person at UBC however, if that is not possible, videoconferencing has been set up and is available via Access Grid only at the following WestGrid sites:

UBC - 200, Chemistry D (main...

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April 19, 2010
A Compute Canada town hall is being held as part of a series of four regional town hall meetings across Canada. All WestGrid users are invited to attend the town hall at UBC on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 13:00 - 15:00 PDT. You are encouraged to attend in person at UBC however, if that is not possible, videoconferencing has been set up and is available via Access Grid only at the following WestGrid sites:

UBC - 200, Chemistry D (main site, attend in person)
SFU - 10901, Applied Sciences...

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April 5, 2010

WestGrid will be holding their annual meetings this year alongside the BCNET/CANARIE 2010 conference in Vancouver, BC. WestGrid events include the meeting of the Site Leads, Executive, and Member Council committees. In addition, a Compute Canada Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday, May 6. Details on the Town Hall will be available on the WestGrid website in the near future.

Please note: The WestGrid meetings have been scheduled such that they will not interfere with the BCNET agenda. As such, WestGrid participants...

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