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December 19, 2019

On Wednesday, January 8, external network access to the Arbutus cloud will be interrupted for up to 30 minutes during a one-hour network maintenance window from 7 pm - 8 pm (PST) / 10 pm - 11 pm (EST). During this time, virtual machines on Arbutus will continue running.

If you have questions about this temporary outage, please contact cloud-support@computecanada.ca.

Live system status updates for Arbutus and all Compute Canada national systems can be viewed...

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December 12, 2019

Join us on Friday 20 December for our next (and final 2019) WestGrid Community Town Hall. Patrick Mann, WestGrid's Director of Operations, will share the latest updates from WestGrid and Compute Canada that have impacts on advanced research computing users in Western Canada, including:

  • an update on the national New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) - featuring special guest, Jay Black (member of the NDRIO Interim Implementation Team)
  • new WestGrid Partnership Program
  • WestGrid...
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December 10, 2019

ACENET is seeking a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join its Executive Management Team. The CTO is a key leadership position in the organization, responsible for the development and execution of ACENET’s research support and digital infrastructure services.

Reporting to ACENET’s Chief Executive Officer, the CTO manages a technical team of 14 research support, system administration, and cybersecurity staff. The CTO works closely with ACENET senior management,...

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Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
November 25, 2019

Have you entered the 2019 Visualize This! Challenge yet? Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Working Group, and coordinated this year by WestGrid, SciNetSHARCNET, and Calcul...

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November 21, 2019

On Wednesday, November 27, Compute Canada's Arbutus Team will be installing a network security appliance on the commodity internet connection to Arbutus, Compute Canada's national cloud system. This work will be performed between 9:00 to 10:00 am (PST) / 12:00 to 13:00 pm (EST).

During this time, virtual machines on Arbutus will continue running and there is no network outage anticipated. This change will significantly...

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November 20, 2019

The Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS), a project to convert large datasets into an organized, interconnected, machine-processable set of resources for Canadian cultural research, is seeking a Technical Manager and a Project Manager.

Both of these positions are three-year full-time research scientist positions with benefits. LINCS is looking for people who will become collaborators and leading members of the team. They welcome applications from outside Canada.

Project Manager...

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WestGrid webinar May 2019 Twitter data
November 17, 2019

Did you know you can access up to 5,000 tweets a month through the sandbox options of Twitter's APIs? This webinar will walk you through the basics of how to mine Twitter for valuable data for research.

Session Details

Wednesday, Nov 27
10:00 am Pacifc
Online Webinar
Click here to register

Session Description

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November 5, 2019

Four online consultation sessions have been announced as the next step towards implementation of the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program. This program will be governed by a not-for-profit organization that will coordinate funding and strategic directions for national activities related to: research data management; advanced research computing, and research software.

Building on the feedback received during the development of the proposal in the spring and the face-to-face sessions held in September and October...

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WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria
November 3, 2019

Building on its successful program of Summer Schools, WestGrid is pleased to announce its inaugural Research Computing Winter School will be held at the University of Victoria on December 10-13, 2019. The four-day Winter School will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate, and researchers from other institutions and organizations outside of the University of Victoria are welcome to register.

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November 1, 2019

Have you entered the 2019 Visualize This! Challenge yet? We have a new prize up for grabs: a Dell UltraSharp 32” 4K USB-C Monitor, generously donated by Dell EMC.

Led by the ...

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