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July 16, 2018

WestGrid's quarterly newsletter is now available to read online. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive WestGrid newsletters, sign up here.

Stories this month include:

  • Researcher training needs continue...
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WestGrid webinar Chapel 2018
July 13, 2018

Our next Community Town Hall is today Friday July 13. Join us for the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities and news. This session is open to any members of the research community from all disciplines and departments.

Friday, July 13
9:00 - 10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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2017 WestGrid User Survey
July 12, 2018

The results of WestGrid's 2017 User Survey have been collected and analyzed and are ready to share.

Thank you to the 283 respondents who took the survey, an 8% increase from the 2016 survey, and provided so many detailed responses and fantastic feedback.

The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback...

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July 4, 2018

As part of a Women in HPC (WHPC) workshop at the Supercomputing 2018 conference, WHPC is inviting submissions from women to present their HPC work to the HPC community as a short/lightning talk. There will be the opportunity to meet with leading employers from across the HPC community and discuss your work with them.

We are encouraging women who consider themselves to be ‘early career’ (i.e. still studying or within five years of graduation) to participate,...

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July 4, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires.

Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

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Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for high-luminosity LHC upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada

June 25, 2018, Vancouver Sun

The Canadian government is...

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June 27, 2018

At a special awards evening during the CANHEIT-TECC 2018 conference, Compute Canada continued its tradition of celebrating and recognizing exceptional contributions and outstanding support of the Canadian research community. Two WestGrid team members, Masao Fujinaga and Kamil Marcinkowski, were among the 2018 winners of the Compute Canada Awards of Excellence.

L to R: Alain Veilleux...

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June 26, 2018

Compute Canada’s national clusters -- CedarGraham and Niagara -- and the Compute Canada Cloud are available for use by researchers across Canada.

How To Access Cedar, Graham, Niagara
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the...
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June 18, 2018

CANARIE and Research Data Canada (RDC) are inviting researchers to tune into a webinar they are hosting on June 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST. Presented by James McGregor, Associate Director, Strategic Projects and Services, Public Knowledge Project (PKP), this webinar will focus on the GDPR as it applies to Canadian researchers and research organizations, informed primarily by the Public Knowledge Project’s understanding of the issue. ...

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June 18, 2018

Join us for our next Community Town Hall on Friday July 13 for the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities and news. This session is webstreamed live online and open to any members of the research community from all disciplines and departments.

Friday, July 13
9:00 - 10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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June 15, 2018

WestGrid user and University of Victoria researcher Falk Herwig and his collaborators have used Compute Canada Niagara supercomputer to simulate life of a star. A summary of their work was recently profiled in R&D magazine

To understand a star’s structure, researchers simulate them on a supercomputer using complex hydrodynamics calculations over a long...

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