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October 13, 2019

On Friday, September 20, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall where our Director of Operations, Patrick Mann, shared a detailed overview of the 2020 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competitions

Other topics discussed at the WestGrid September Town Hall included:

  • a look at some of the projects WestGrid's Development Team is currently working on
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October 11, 2019

Have you entered the 2019 Visualize This! Challenge yet? We have a new prize up for grabs: a Dell UltraSharp 32” 4K USB-C Monitor, generously donated by Dell EMC.

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October 7, 2019

On October 18, WestGrid and the University of Victoria's Research Computing team are co-hosting an information + Q&A session on key resources available to support research, including national cloud computing, HPC, and data storage resources. University of Victoria faculty, students, and staff are invited to bring their lunch to attend all or part(s) of the agenda.

Agenda
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    Accelerate your research using the Compute Canada Cloud

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    ...
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WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria
October 3, 2019

Building on its successful program of Summer Schools, WestGrid is pleased to announce its inaugural Research Computing Winter School will be held at the University of Victoria on December 10-13, 2019. The four-day Winter School will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate, and researchers from other institutions and organizations outside of the University of Victoria are welcome to register.

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October 3, 2019

Are you interested in helping researchers with running scientific applications or developing and deploying scientific workflows and scientific web portals on Compute Canada's private cloud and public clouds?

The University of Manitoba is hiring a new Cloud Computing Specialist to join its team, seeking someone who will provide valuable support for cloud, HPC, and hybrid HPC-Cloud deployments for UManitoba researchers.

This role will also serve as a member of the Compute Canada's distributed technical support team, which...

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October 1, 2019

Over the next few weeks, public consultation sessions will be held across Canada as the next step towards implementation of the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program. Specifically, the consultations will focus on governance issues, including membership and board composition, of the new not-for-profit organization that will coordinate funding and strategic directions for national activities related to:

  • research data management
  • advanced research computing
  • research software.

In...

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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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Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
September 14, 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 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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September 4, 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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