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November 10, 2018

Earlier this month, Kamil Marcinkowski, WestGrid Site Lead at the University of Alberta, gave a webinar on ‘Common job submission errors and how to avoid them’ for researchers using Compute Canada systems.

This session was targeted at users who are familiar with submitting jobs on Compute Canada systems, but who could use some tips on using the scheduler more effectively. He shared...

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November 9, 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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folio - October 25, 2018

WestGrid user Irene Cheng from the University of Alberta was featured in...

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November 6, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar where Falk Herwig will share more information on how he achieved groundbreaking simulations of the life of a star, and how high performance computing (HPC) has been an essential tool for his projects.

Details

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00-11:00am Pacific
Register Online Here

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At the University of...

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2018 Visualize This Challenge WestGrid Compute Canada
October 28, 2018

A Dell 43" 4K multi-client monitor has been added to the 2018 Visualize This! Challenge prize list thanks to a...

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October 25, 2018

Join WestGrid for our next Community Town Hall on Friday, Nov 2, for a special presentation on Compute Canada's 2019 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC)*. WestGrid's Director of Operations and Lead of the RAC Technical Review, Patrick Mann, will be sharing the latest RAC updates, submission best practices, and advice for increasing the...

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October 20, 2018

Compute Canada invites researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). These competitions give you the opportunity to have access to more compute, storage and cloud resources. Applications submitted are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence.

Who should apply?

These competitions are open to researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are...

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October 15, 2018

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced 20 successful recipients of its Research Software funding call, announced in late 2017. This funding will enable research teams in applied sciences and the humanities to adapt their existing research platforms for re-use by other research teams, including those working in different disciplines. As a result, new research teams from across Canada will be able to re-use previously funded and developed software to...

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October 12, 2018

WestGrid's fall webinar series is back, offering tutorials on a variety of topics in advanced research computing (ARC) -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are invited to attend these sessions!

Click on the 'More Information' links for individual session details or visit our WestGrid Training Portal for more details on these and other...

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October 9, 2018

Now in its third year, Visualize This! is a Canada-wide competition that celebrates the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions. Visualize This! is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new visualization tools, and contribute to the growth of data visualization in Canada! Hosted by WestGrid and the Compute Canada Visualization Team, we want to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to...

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September 28, 2018

On Friday, September 14, we hosted a Town Hall to share recent news and updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada advanced research computing activities in Western Canada.

Topics included the Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk, RAC 2019: Changes & Best Practices, national system updates, the...

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