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Visualize This Challenge 2019 WestGrid Compute Canada
November 25, 2019

Have you entered the 2019 Visualize This! Challenge yet? Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Working Group, and coordinated this year by WestGrid, SciNetSHARCNET, and Calcul...

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November 21, 2019

On Wednesday, November 27, Compute Canada's Arbutus Team will be installing a network security appliance on the commodity internet connection to Arbutus, Compute Canada's national cloud system. This work will be performed between 9:00 to 10:00 am (PST) / 12:00 to 13:00 pm (EST).

During this time, virtual machines on Arbutus will continue running and there is no network outage anticipated. This change will significantly...

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November 20, 2019

The Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS), a project to convert large datasets into an organized, interconnected, machine-processable set of resources for Canadian cultural research, is seeking a Technical Manager and a Project Manager.

Both of these positions are three-year full-time research scientist positions with benefits. LINCS is looking for people who will become collaborators and leading members of the team. They welcome applications from outside Canada.

Project Manager...

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WestGrid webinar May 2019 Twitter data
November 17, 2019

Did you know you can access up to 5,000 tweets a month through the sandbox options of Twitter's APIs? This webinar will walk you through the basics of how to mine Twitter for valuable data for research.

Session Details

Wednesday, Nov 27
10:00 am Pacifc
Online Webinar
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Session Description

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November 5, 2019

Four online consultation sessions have been announced as the next step towards implementation of the Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) Contribution program. This program will be governed by a not-for-profit organization that will coordinate funding and strategic directions for national activities related to: research data management; advanced research computing, and research software.

Building on the feedback received during the development of the proposal in the spring and the face-to-face sessions held in September and October...

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WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria
November 3, 2019

Building on its successful program of Summer Schools, WestGrid is pleased to announce its inaugural Research Computing Winter School will be held at the University of Victoria on December 10-13, 2019. The four-day Winter School will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate, and researchers from other institutions and organizations outside of the University of Victoria are welcome to register.

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November 1, 2019

Have you entered the 2019 Visualize This! Challenge yet? We have a new prize up for grabs: a Dell UltraSharp 32” 4K USB-C Monitor, generously donated by Dell EMC.

Led by the ...

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October 28, 2019

The deadline for applications for Compute Canada's two annual resource competitions -- Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition -- is Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Extending this deadline is not possible.

How to apply

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October 22, 2019

On October 29, WestGrid and the University of Saskatchewan's Research Computing team are co-hosting an information + Q&A session on key resources available to support research, including national cloud computing, HPC, and data storage resources. USask faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

Details
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Tuesday, October 29
    Room 2D71, Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan
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October 20, 2019

On Friday, September 20, WestGrid hosted a Community Town Hall where our Director of Operations, Patrick Mann, shared a detailed overview of the 2020 Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competitions

Other topics discussed at the WestGrid September Town Hall included:

  • a look at some of the projects WestGrid's Development Team is currently working on
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