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Next Community Town Hall NOV 02 - RAC 2019 support & best practices

Join WestGrid for our next Community Town Hall on Friday, Nov 2, for a special presentation on Compute Canada's 2019 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC)*. WestGrid's Director of Operations and Lead of the RAC Technical Review, Patrick Mann, will be sharing the latest RAC updates, submission best practices, and advice for increasing the likelihood of a successful submission.

Applications for RAC 2019 are due November 8, 2018.


Session Details:

Friday, Nov 2
9-10am PDT // 10-11am MDT/CST // 11am-12pm CDT

How to Participate:

Step 1: Click here to register
Step 2: There are two ways to connect to the session:

Who Should Attend:

Any University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are welcome. PIs who have applied for a RAC previously are especially encouraged to attend.

Town Hall attendees are welcome to ask questions on these and other topics and may join the session at any time to ask questions or contribute to the discussions. Our Town Halls are open to any WestGrid or Compute Canada user as well as members of the broader research community from all disciplines and departments. Industry members are welcome too! We will record and post the video for anyone unable to participate on Nov 2nd.

More Information:

Questions about the Town Hall or the RAC are welcome at any time at


*What are the Resource Allocation Competitions?

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and request storage and compute resources. These competitions are open to researchers from all disciplines based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding from the federal granting agencies. Applications submitted to these competitions are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence. Successful applicants receive resources on our available systems and have priority access for these allocations.