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Allinea DDT
October 1, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LINK TO THE MEETING HAS CHANGED:  Go to this link to connect.

On October 1, 2014, at 10:00 am PDT, WestGrid will give a free...

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Novel insights on how vaccines induce long term protection against pathogen challenge will be discussed in this talk
September 26, 2014

This Tuesday, September 30, at 11:30AM PDT Dr. George Georgiou, from the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Texas, Austin, will open the 2014 fall Coast to Coast  Seminar Series (C2C) with the talk "What's in Your Blood? Molecular Deconvolution of the Human Antibody Immunity in Health and Disease". To attend the videoconferenced talk in person...

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September 22, 2014

Compute Canada is proud to announce its Resource Allocation Opportunities for 2015. Compute Canada’s Advanced Research Computing (ARC) resources are accessible to researchers at Canadian academic institutions and may be accessed using the opportunities below. There are four components to this year's Resource Allocation Competition:

  • Default Allocations 
  • Fast Track (by invitation only)
  • Resource Allocation Competition 2015
  • Research...
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September 17, 2014

WestGrid Support Staff at the University of Victoria will be offering in-person, hands-on training this fall in their new Small and Big Data Workshop Series. The first part in the series kicks off October 14-18, 2014 and is themed: "Keep it Simple But Not Simpler: Batch and Embarrassingly Parallel Processing"

This free workshop series will cover a wide spectrum of techniques and tools to help researchers deal with small and big data challenges. Our intent is for...

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September 17, 2014

Interested in expanding HPC use within your research? Not sure where to begin? Join us today for an introductory session that will provide an overview of WestGrid and Compute Canada, as well as walk through the basics of getting started with an account. Any faculty members and graduate students in any discipline who are interested in using high performance computing are invited to attend. 

Introduction to WestGrid
Speaker: Patrick Mann, Manager, Technical Operations, WestGrid
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Dr. Cadian’s goal is to fabricate low power geophones, MIM terahertz devices, GaN devices, and novel energy cells
September 15, 2014

By Malorie Bertrand, Special to CFI, September 9, 2014

According to University of Alberta (U of A) materials scientist Ken Cadien, a WestGrid user since 2012, for every 10 electrons that provide power in the world’s energy network, at...

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September 4, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, Compute Canada will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to convene members and stakeholders to review its 2014 fiscal year and elect a new Board of Directors. The AGM will be held at 12:00 pm EDT at the Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, in Toronto, ON.

Over the last year, Compute Canada has made great gains in its mission to serve as a national voice for advanced research computing and to build a platform,...

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August 27, 2014

WestGrid's August 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include the announcement of our partnership with the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, user tips for making the most of Allinea DDT software, as well as a number of interesting user-focused tutorials and seminars coming up.

To read the full newsletter,...

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Allinea DDT
August 25, 2014

What is it?

No matter how careful we are during coding, we are prone to commit subtle errors that can cause our code to crash with a segmentation fault, produce wrong results and/or perform slower than expected. Tracking down these kind of errors is not an easy task and, as such, every software engineering development process has verification, validation, testing and debugging embedded in its activities. Although printing the values of different variables and timing the execution of parts of the...

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GTC 2015 NVIDIA
August 19, 2014

If you're doing creative and groundbreaking work using GPUs, NVIDIA is now seeking Talk and Poster submissions for its 2015 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) program. The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2014. At the epicenter of visual computing, GTC is the world's largest and most important GPU developer conference.

Also, if you're an early-stage start...

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