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WestGrid Fall Webinars: Tips for using Compute Canada, Intro to the cloud, Tools for data analysis & more!

WestGrid's fall webinar series is back, offering 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 Portal for more details on these and other events. 

If you have any questions, or would like to make a suggestion for a training topic to be covered, please contact us.

  • How to submit and run jobs on Compute Canada HPC systems
    Wednesday, September 19 
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT 
    This session provides a step-by-step demonstration of how to get started using Compute Canada's high performance computing (HPC) facilities.
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  • Common job submission errors and how to avoid them
    Wednesday, October 03  
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
    This session is targeted at current Compute Canada users who are familiar with submitting jobs on Compute Canada systems, but could use some tips on how to use the scheduler more effectively.
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  • Tools for automating analysis pipelines
    Wednesday, October 17
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm PDT
    This presentation will outline issues researchers may encounter when manually managing workflows and how they can be overcome using pipeline automation tools. 
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  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning with MATLAB 
    Wednesday, October 31
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
    This session will show you how MATLAB can be used to visualize and analyze complex data, perform numerical computations, and develop algorithms in the areas of data analytics and machine learning.
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  • Getting Started on the Compute Canada Cloud 
    Wednesday, November 28
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
    This session will show you how to log in and configure a simple virtual machine that can be used to do your work in the cloud.
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  • Deploying LAMP on a Virtual Machine
    Wednesday, December 12
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
    This intermediate-level session will walk through how to deploy LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) on a Virtual Machine (VM) on the Compute Canada Cloud.
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