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March 15, 2018

On March 31, 2018, WestGrid’s remaining legacy systems -- Grex, Parallel, and Orcinus -- will be defunded and no longer available as part of the Compute Canada national platform.

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained...

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March 12, 2018

The Graham general purpose system, at the University of Waterloo has a planned outage for Monday March 19. The outage is not expected to take more than four hours. During this time, various internal services will be updated to improve reliability of the entire cluster. The /project file system will also be updated to allow it to be exported to users’ virtual machines (VMs) running in the Graham Cloud as well as the new visualization nodes.

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March 10, 2018

TORONTO, ON (Feb 27, 2018) – Compute Canada applauds the federal government for its budget announcement today that will provide a critical investment of $572.5 million over five years to implement a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Strategy. This strategy will ensure that Canadian researchers have access to the advanced research computing (ARC) infrastructure and services that they need to help drive Canada’s future economic and social prosperity.

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March 6, 2018

If you have questions about moving from WestGrid's legacy systems (Grex, Orcinus, Parallel) to the national systems (Cedar, Graham, Niagara), join us for an online Office Hours session today at 10:30 am Pacific Time. 

Members of WestGrid's Support Team will be available to answer inquiries and help you troubleshoot issues on anything related to migration, including:

  • how to prepare your data to be moved
  • how to transfer files
  • tips for code and job migration
  • getting started on the national systems...
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March 6, 2018

Join WestGrid for our FIRST Community Town Hall session of 2018 on Friday March 23 for the latest updates including RAC 2018 results and WestGrid legacy system migrations.

WestGrid's team will share the latest updates on:

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems,
  • The Cedar expansion & Niagara (large parallel) launch
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities,
  • RAC 2018 results & numbers, and...
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March 5, 2018

TORONTO, ON (March 5, 2018) – Canada’s most powerful research supercomputer, Niagara, is now available to researchers of all disciplines across the country. Located at the University of Toronto and supported by the university’s high-performance computing division SciNet the system is open to all Canadian university researchers. Niagara is part of a system of national advanced research computing infrastructure, which includes Cedar at Simon Fraser University, Arbutus at...

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February 21, 2018

Compute Canada is offering five scholarships to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2018.  These will be awarded via a competition closing March 8, 2018. Submissions must include:

  • The name and institutional affiliation of a research-based co-applicant (Faculty, Postdoc, or Graduate Student).
  • A summary of the project that the applicant is either currently collaborating on or which there are solid plans to collaborate on.
  • The DHSI 2018 courses offered by...
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February 14, 2018

 Join us on February 28 for speaker Alex Razoumov's session on Using Chapel for Parallel Programming.

Wednesday, Feb 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific
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February 6, 2018

The University of Toronto’s high-performance computing unit SciNet is offering 10 expenses-paid scholarships to Canadian graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for the ninth International Summer School on High-Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 8 to 13, 2018, in Ostrava, in the Czech Republic. This summer school is hosted by the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre.


Applications are due Feb 13...

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February 6, 2018

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 welcomes all higher education IT leaders from universities, colleges, technical institutes, and research computing (ARC) experts to attend. WestGrid is a partner in this event, which is being hosted by SFU, Compute Canada, and CUCCIO.

Conference registration includes:

 

  • Opening Reception at the Playground of the Gods, Burnaby Mountain Park on Monday, June 18th
  • Night Out on the shores of False Creek, Vancouver, at Mahoney and Sons...
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