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August 17, 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.

Genomics internship aims to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities

The Star - July 31, 2018

Felix Breden, a WestGrid user and SFU genetics professor, and Kim TallBear, an associate professor who teaches Native Studies at the University of Alberta, were...

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August 8, 2018

*Update*
This outage has been extended. For full details, visit http://status.computecanada.ca/incident/98

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Starting Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 am Eastern, the Graham cluster will be unavailable to all users and running jobs will be terminated. The power feed to the building is being upgraded, which requires a complete shutdown and will take approximately eight days to complete. The...

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2017 WestGrid User Survey
August 6, 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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August 5, 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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August 4, 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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August 3, 2018

On Friday, July 13, WestGrid hosted a summer Town Hall to share recent news and updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada advanced research computing activities in Western Canada. Topics included a look at the new Arbutus and Cedar expansions, results & feedback from recent user surveys, 2018 RAC & account renewal stats and updates about Compute Canada's national platform.

If you were unable to attend this session, you can view the archive materials below: 

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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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July 12, 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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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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