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April 9, 2018

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of April 2018 is now available to read online. Stories this month include:

  • Call for nominations for Compute Canada's Awards of Excellence
  • Reminder to renew your Compute Canada accounts by April 23, 2018
  • Legacy Sytem Update: Orcinus available for use for one more year
  • Upcoming training and outreach events planned for Spring...
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April 6, 2018

WestGrid is hosting a series of free workshops at the University of Northern British Columbia from May 16-18 that will provide hands-on introductions to high performance computing (HPC), scientific visualization with ParaView, programming with Python, and parallel programming with Chapel.

There is no cost to attend, but you must register in advance....

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April 4, 2018

Compute Canada has launched its annual Awards of Excellence to recognize exceptional contributions made by the advanced research computing experts that help Canada’s research community achieve bigger, better and faster results.

“Compute Canada’s mission is to create and sustain a world-class advanced research computing platform that enables scientific discovery,” says Robbin Tourangeau, Interim CEO. “When you...

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March 29, 2018

Compute Canada's annual renewal of accounts has begun and all renewals must be complete by April 23, 2018. This process is essential to collect the information required by Compute Canada's funders and to deactivate accounts that are no longer in use. 

Note: You do not need to renew if you created or re-activated an account after January 1, 2018. All other accounts (those created or activated prior to January 1, 2018) must be renewed at this time.
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March 29, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at what tools and technologies are being used to tackle the challenges around storing, searching and analyzing relational databases in genomics and bioinformatics. This online presentation will be hosted by Mya Warren from the Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

Details

Wednesday, April 11
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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March 25, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at using the Plotly open-source Python library for scientific visualization. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.

Details

Wednesday, March 28
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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March 15, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Software Carpentry and/or Data Carpentry instructor, running workshops, and contributing to the Carpentry training materials? A two-day online course to train Canadian Carpentry Instructors is now accepting registrations. The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher of research computing skills. You don't currently have to be an existing instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you do need to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improving your teaching...

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March 15, 2018

On March 31, 2018, WestGrid’s remaining legacy systems -- Grex, Parallel, and Orcinus -- will be defunded and no longer available as part of the Compute Canada national platform.

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained...

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March 14, 2018
How To Access
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the following login nodes:
    cedar.computecanada.ca
    graham.computecanada.ca
    ** Note: You will need to use your Compute Canada username and password to login (the same credentials you use for the CCDB). If you have troubles logging in or have forgotten your Compute Canada username or password, contact support@...
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March 12, 2018

The Graham general purpose system, at the University of Waterloo has a planned outage for Monday March 19. The outage is not expected to take more than four hours. During this time, various internal services will be updated to improve reliability of the entire cluster. The /project file system will also be updated to allow it to be exported to users’ virtual machines (VMs) running in the Graham Cloud as well as the new visualization nodes.

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