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March 18, 2009

The University of Manitoba will build a new facility to house some of the most powerful computers in Canada, thanks to the $2.1 million it received from the Federal Government.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding, made through the Western Diversification Program, of a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at a press conference.

“Advances in science and technology are essential to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s economy”, said Minister Yelich. “...

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March 10, 2009

Click here to download the 2009 RAC Call for Proposals as a PDF.

March 2009
Call for proposals to the WestGrid Resource Allocation Committee (RAC)


Dear WestGrid user,

The WestGrid RAC is issuing a call for proposals for users who do not currently have an allocation on existing WestGrid system(s). All allocations from the last WestGrid RAC round will remain in place. Proposals for allocations on the new...

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March 6, 2009

CANARIE is pleased to announce its third Annual Report cover design contest.

Open to all students (K-12, University, College and CEGEP) across Canada whose school is connected to the CANARIE Network, the contest invites original submissions for the cover design of CANARIE’s 2008-2009 Annual Report. This year's theme is: "Investment and Infrastructure in Support of Innovation".

The winning entry will be chosen on artistic impression and how it relates to this year's theme. The winner will...

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March 5, 2009

Peter Tieleman, in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, is a recipient of the 2009 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. Tieleman's group studies membrane-molecule interactions through computer simulations using the same frame sequence technology as Hollywood animators Pixar. Dr. Tieleman will receive this award in Ottawa in mid-March and it will go a long ways to helping him understand what happens within cells and how specific proteins interact with cell membranes.

Peter Tieleman uses WestGrid facilites...

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February 17, 2009

February 17, 2009 (OTTAWA, Ontario) – CANARIE is pleased to announce that a $12 million second round of the Network‐Enabled Platforms Program (NEP) is now open for proposals of innovative research projects based on the use of the CANARIE advanced network. The NEP‐2 program will focus on the development and deployment of middleware tools and related platform technologies or infrastructure that will be used by virtual organizations and interested research communities to support their existing and proposed research activities.

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January 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (January 16, 2009) -- Today, a new international competition called the "Digging into Data Challenge" was announced by four leading research agencies: the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from Canada. The Digging into Data Challenge encourages humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis,... Read more...
January 21, 2009

The IRMACS Centre at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC will host the first Coast-To-Coast Seminar Retreat on April 24 and April 25, 2009.

The theme of the retreat is "Remote Collaboration: Coast-To-Coast Experience & Future Directions".

The main goal of the retreat is to provide participants with a forum in which to exchange their experiences in delivering remote collaborative events in a scientific context. The retreat will include discussion of the scientific, technical, and organizational aspects of such...

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January 20, 2009
HPCS (High Performance Computing Symposium) is a multidisciplinary conference that focuses on research involving High Performance Computing and it's application.

Attended by Canadian and international experts and renowned researchers in the sciences, engineering, the applied sciences, medicine and life sciences, mathematics, the humanities and social sciences, it is Canada's pre-eminent forum for HPC. The 2009 conference will be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on June 14-19, 2009.

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January 5, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE’s Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and user involved with Grid technology. The conference will feature invited talks, pre-coordinated workshops, a poster session and refereed paper presentations.

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2009) will be taking place on October 13-15, 2009 in Banff, Alberta. This conference will be held in conjunction with Open...

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December 22, 2008
Season's Greetings from WestGrid

Happy Holidays From Us To You
This last year has been a busy time for WestGrid as we have been reviewing the responses from our first set of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for new infrastructure. We are also excited to announce that a portion of the new infrastructure has been delivered and is being installed as we speak at the University of Saskatchewan. We would like to thank the administrative and technical teams at the University of Saskatchewan and our vendor partner IBM for...

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