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June 15, 2018

WestGrid user and University of Victoria researcher Falk Herwig and his collaborators have used Compute Canada Niagara supercomputer to simulate life of a star. A summary of their work was recently profiled in R&D magazine

To understand a star’s structure, researchers simulate them on a supercomputer using complex hydrodynamics calculations over a long...

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June 8, 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.

 

UBC prof nabs 100k prize for toddler language research

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June 4, 2018

There are just a few days left to register for CANHEIT-TECC 2018, Canada's largest gathering of higher education IT leaders and advanced research computing (ARC) experts. Hosted by CUCCIO, SFU, and Compute Canada, the event is taking place on SFU campus on Burnaby Mountain in Vancouver June 18-21 and features panel discussions, presentations, birds of a feather discussions, poster sessions, and keynote addresses....

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May 31, 2018

Join the WestGrid team and help lead the acceleration of research innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. WestGrid provides essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. 

Check out the latest career opportunities on the WestGrid Careers page or view the specific positions via the links below:

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May 28, 2018

This June, WestGrid is hosting Research Computing Summer Schools at the University of British Columbia (June 11-14) and the University of Manitoba (June 25-28). Courses will explore...

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May 25, 2018

Compute Canada has announced its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) results and recipients. This year's RAC received the highest number of submissions in its history with 469 projects applying for an allocation — an increase of 15% over requests made in 2017. In Western Canada, 151 projects at WestGrid member and partner institutions received RAC...

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May 9, 2018

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a call for proposals for development of software tools to support a strong research data management (RDM) ecosystem in Canada.

The call for proposals supports the development of RDM software that encourages the adoption of RDM best practices, specifically the FAIR Principles, which state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and...

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April 30, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at the basic features and capabilities of the Boost MPI library. This online presentation will be hosted by Patrick Mann, WestGrid's Director of Operations.

Details

Wednesday, May 09
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
Register Online Here

Description

The Boost MPI library is of...

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April 29, 2018
How To Access
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the following login nodes:
    cedar.computecanada.ca
    graham.computecanada.ca
    ** Note: You will need to use your Compute Canada username and password to login (the same credentials you use for the CCDB). If you have troubles logging in or have forgotten your Compute Canada username or password, contact support@...
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April 25, 2018

VICTORIA, BC (25 April 2018) – Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in our universe. With masses comparable to a million-billion suns, they contain as many as 1,000 galaxies, vast amounts of dark matter, gargantuan black holes and X-ray-emitting gas that reaches over a million degrees Kelvin.

A dense concentration of galaxies is causing astrophysicists to question our understanding of how structures form in the universe. A study published in Nature journal today reports on a collection of galaxies observed when the universe was...

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