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WestGrid Visualization Webinar Jan 2019
January 17, 2019

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 23 that looks at using yt for data analysis and manipulation.

yt is an open-source Python package and can be used to create isosurfaces and streamlines, as well as export 3D scenes to interactive viewers such as ParaView and MeshLab, and subset data in many different ways.

This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.

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University of Alberta Research Computing Winter Bootcamp 2019
January 16, 2019

Does your research rely on computing, or are you curious about research data management and other library-assisted research topics? Then join the University of Alberta Information Services & Technology (IST) and Libraries teams from January 28 to February 1 for their Research Computing Winter Bootcamp!

This week-long event is designed for faculty members...

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Compute Canada Annual Report 2018
January 16, 2019

Compute Canada's Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available to read online. In addition to sharing a recap of the milestones achieved over the last 12 months, the report also presents a 'by the numbers' look at who uses Compute Canada, the research impacts and research excellence that is supported, and highlights from Compute Canada's regional partners -- WestGrid, Compute Ontario,...

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IHPCSS 2019
January 16, 2019

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the ninth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 7 to 12, 2019, in Kobe, Japan, and hosted by the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

Applications are due Feb 4, 2019....

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January 7, 2019

Starting January 11, 2019, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will be holding town hall meetings across Canada to get feedback on the questions posed in its discussion paper, 'Conversation on the future of Research and Research Infrastructure in Canada: role of the Canada Foundation for Innovation'.

The paper discusses subjects of convergence; international collaboration...

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January 4, 2019

WestGrid and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are co-hosting a series of free Research Computing Workshops on the USask campus during January 15-18, 2019. Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate (you don't need to be based at the USask). No prior experience is required for any of the topics being covered.

You can attend single sessions or the entire series. There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.

Registration Instructions

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2018 Visualize This Challenge WestGrid Compute Canada
December 19, 2018

WestGrid is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Visualize This! Challenge. First place was awarded to Philippe Nazair, a Data Visualization Developer at Université du Québec à Rimouski and part of the MERIDIAN consortium.

A video of his entry is embedded below, or you can click here to watch it directly on Vimeo.

 

Second prize was...

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WestGrid users in the news
December 13, 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.

Investment helps establish Artificial Intelligence-Supercomputing facility in Edmonton

Western Economic Diversification Canada - November 15, 2018

The University of Alberta, a WestGrid member instituation, has received $5.2 million funding from Government of Canada to...

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December 8, 2018

CANARIE has announced the nine successful recipients of its Research Data Management (RDM) funding call, announced in May 2018. This new funding will enable research teams to develop software components and tools to enable Canadian researchers to adopt best practices in managing data resulting from scientific research.

“Canada produces some of the world’s best science. To stay competitive, our researchers need access to advanced computing and big data resources. Thanks to CANARIE...

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November 30, 2018

WestGrid would like to share an early holiday gift on Tuesday, December 18, with our final Community Town Hall of 2018.

This session will feature a special presentation from Compute Canada's Director of Information Security, Jonathan Ferland, with the most recent cyber security statistics in Canada, and a summary of the Government of Canada's Top 10 Security Practices and how they apply to your research data.

Patrick Mann, WestGrid's Director of Operations will also share the latest updates affecting advanced...

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