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February 12, 2021

On Friday, Feb 5, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall with three guest speakers discussing some of the AI expertise and machine learning innovations across Western Canada. 

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Screenshot of a simulation of the convection of the Earth's mantle.
February 10, 2021

Building on four successful years hosting a national Visualize This! Challenge, the Compute Canada Visualization Working Group is joining forces with IEEE to co-host the 2021 IEEE SciVis Contest, an international competition to create novel approaches and state-of-the-art visualizations that help domain scientists better understand challenging datasets.

2021 Theme and Contest Tasks

The theme and focus for the 2021 Contest is "Convection processes in the Earth’s mantle". ...

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WestGrid webinar Chapel 2018
February 4, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 17 for a look at two multi-platform, open-source backup tools. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.

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Automating your backups in Linux and MacOS 
Wednesday, February 17
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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February 4, 2021

On February 3, 2021, Portage’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) officially launched into full production! Congratulations to everyone behind the scenes who made this milestone possible, in particular the WestGrid team members who led the development efforts at the University of Saskatchewan and Simon Fraser University, many of whom have been involved with...

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Photos of speakers for WestGrid February Town Hall: Cam Linke, Steve Lowry, Jacqueline Keena
January 25, 2021

Join us on Friday 05 February for our next WestGrid Community Town Hall. This month we'll hear from some of the innovative organizations in Western Canada who are working to enhance Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise and Machine Learning (ML) applications within research and industry.

We're pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:

  • Cam...
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WestGrid webinar December 2019
January 22, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 03 for a continuation of our look at working with spatial data in R. This online presentation will be hosted by Marie-Hélène Burle, WestGrid's Research Computing Training Assistant.

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Advanced GIS mapping in R 
Wednesday, February 03
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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January 14, 2021

To expand its Research Computing capabilities, The University of Manitoba is looking to enhance its Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Team with a new Cloud Computing Support Specialist.

The University's ARC Team provides local and national scientific and technical support expertise, takes part in user training, and participates in the management of the national systems through ComputeCanada National...

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January 13, 2021

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 20 where we'll take an introductory look at workflows with Programmable Filter / Source in Paraview. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Visualization and Training Coordinator.

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Workflows with Programmable Filter / Source in ParaView
Wednesday, January 20
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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Screenshot of event date details for NVIDIA GPU Hackathon at SFU on Feb 22 to March 03
January 11, 2021

GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment. Simon Fraser University (SFU) has partnered with NVIDIA to host a GPU Hackathon February 22 to March 03 and is inviting all Canadian researchers and graduate students to participate. As a bonus, this is an exclusive opportunity to explore SFU’s Supercomputer Cedar infrastructure.

The deadline...

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WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria
January 7, 2021

WestGrid runs training activities year-round and has expanded its online offerings to range from webinars to interactive workshops to multi-day Research Computing Shools. Mark your calendars for the upcoming online training activities we're planning for Winter/Spring 2021. 

Webinars

Registration for most of these sessions is now open (click on the titles to be taken to the registration forms), and our speakers will be finalizing the details of their topics closer to their sessions. ...

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