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June 21, 2020

Join us on Friday 26 June for our next 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:

  • Cybersecurity in Compute Canada and best practices for researchers
  • WestGrid's new Associate Member Program
  • Latest updates on the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO)
  • Operational updates within WestGrid...
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June 19, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) Board of Directors has established an interim Researcher Advisory Group to lead next steps in the formation of a permanent Researcher Council, a process that will include comprehensive community consultation this summer. The Researcher Council is a critical component of NDRIO’s commitment to establishing a culture of service to, and engagement with, researchers as it designs a new service model for the delivery of...

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June 15, 2020

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) have signed an MOU that will enhance the promotion of science for the public good, providing valuable open-source, research-driven data for Canadian and international researchers alike.

NDRIO is providing funding in the amount of $140,000 to the World Data System's International Technology Office (ITO), hosted by ONC at the University of Victoria, to support the execution of two key work packages: 1) harvestable metadata services and 2)...

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May 30, 2020

The University of Victoria (UVic) and Compute Canada are turning the power of Arbutus, Canada’s largest scientific cloud, toward the task of analyzing the protein structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as part of an international collaborative effort to help researchers develop drug therapies for COVID-19.

The Folding@home project is an international distributed computing collaboration that runs protein folding simulations for the purpose of disease pathology...

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WestGrid webinar Dec 12
May 26, 2020

On Friday, April 17, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall where our Director of Operations, Patrick Mann, shared the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities. Topics discussed at the WestGrid January Town Hall included:

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WestGrid webinar May 2019 Twitter data
May 25, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 27 where we'll look at Mining Twitter data for resesearch. This online presentation will be hosted by John Simpson, Humanities & Social Sciences Specialist with Compute Canada.

Details

Mining Twitter data for research
Wednesday, May 27
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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WestGrid Research Computing Summer School 2020 Online
May 4, 2020

This year, WestGrid is moving its Research Computing Summer School online. Registration is open and targeted at researchers, students, or staff members at Canadian post-secondary institutions and other research organizations.

Courses

This year's program will include the following topics:

  • Bash command line
  • Introduction to...
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WestGrid webinar
May 3, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 13 where we'll look at Machine Learning in Julia with Flux. This online presentation will be hosted by Marie Burle, Research Computing Training Assistant with WestGrid.

Details

Machine Learning in Julia with Flux
Wednesday, May 13
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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WestGrid webinar
April 19, 2020

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 29 where we'll look at web-based 3D scientific visualization. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, Training and Visualization Coordinator with WestGrid.

Details

Web-based 3D scientific visualization
Wednesday, April 29
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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Compute Canada resources for COVID-19 research
April 18, 2020

Canada’s research community is mobilizing to help address the current COVID-19 crisis and the Compute Canada Federation (CCF) is providing advanced research computing (ARC) support for COVID-19 focused research. This support could include:

  • Providing access to cloud resources, high-performance clusters, storage or boosting your job priority
  • Consulting in high-performance computing (HPC), data management, data analysis, machine learning, and visualization
  • Connecting you to Canadian scientists from other research...
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