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October 14, 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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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!

Led by...

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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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September 3, 2019

Nvidia has announced three webinars during September and early October that will showcase and discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in range of research fields. The webinars are free but registration is required. Click on the links below for more information and to register online.

Details:

Accelerating Quantum Chemistry Simulations with AI
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
11:00 AM PDT

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September 3, 2019

On September 19, Intel and Simon Fraser University are gathering a panel of solution specialists and experts from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a one-day workshop.

At this one-day session, you will learn about AI methodologies as well as AI optimization tools and techniques, that can be applied to Intel Xeon® processors as well as learn about some of Intel’s upcoming products that can be leveraged for AI.

Live demos will be followed by guided hands-on experience where you will learn how to optimize deep...

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September 1, 2019

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC).

If your research requires large-scale computing, cloud computing, data management, or data storage resources, WestGrid and its partners in Research Computing at the University of Manitoba invite you to attend our Compute Canada RAC...

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