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November 5, 2015

Compute Canada President and CEO Mark Dietrich has been featured in Scientific Computing World Magazine, sharing his thoughts on how Compute Canada's infrastructure consolidation and upgrade plans factor into Canada's strategy to grow its knowledge-based economy.

"In my own view, Compute Canada’s mandate distinguishes it. We have the ability to plan on a national scale," says...

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November 4, 2015

The next session of the Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, the Director of Applied Health Research Centre at St. Micheal's Hospital in Toronto, ON. He will discuss the the role of data sciences in healthcare from clinical and systems points of view.

Tuesday, November 10
11:30 am PST  /  12:30 pm MST  / 1:30 pm CST
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Visualization Example - SFU Workshop May 2015
November 2, 2015

University of Manitoba researchers, students and staff interested in learning more about visualizing scientific data are invited to a free workshop WestGrid is hosting on Tuesday, December 01. The full-day workshop will introduce the basics of scientific visualization and explore the features and capabilities of the popular visualization software ParaView. All disciplines and experience levels are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate...

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October 30, 2015

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of October 2015 is now available to read online.

Some of the items featured in this month's newsletter include:

  • a recap from Lindsay Sill, WestGrid's Executive Director, of the first of CFI's series of consultation meetings on its core funding programs
  • announcement of a major upgrade to the network connecting WestGrid's major datacentres, in partnership...
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October 29, 2015

The next session of the VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Leonid Chindelevitch from the Department of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. He will discuss the advancements and variations in modelling infectious diseases, and the impacts these can have on our lives.

Thursday, November 05
6:00 pm PDT  /  7:00 pm MDT...

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October 28, 2015

WestGrid and CANARIE, in collaboration with National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners BCNET in British Columbia, Cybera in Alberta, SRNET in Saskatchewan and MRnet in Manitoba, have deployed a new network service across those four provinces, increasing redundancy and failover...

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October 28, 2015

WestGrid is hosting two hands-on webinar training events to introduce users to how to use WestGrid and Compute Canada computing facilities and other advanced research computing services. These sessions are being delivered on November 2 and November 4 and are open to researchers from all disciplines. Some programming experience is required to attend the November 2 session. For more details, please click on the links below.

Using WestGrid: Part 1
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October 28, 2015

The next session of the Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Seminar Series will host guest speaker Dr. Ayse Basar Bener of the Data Science Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University. He will discuss the different approaches to building context-aware recommender systems, keeping in mind the fundamental question that a recommender system aims to answer is “What does the end-user really want?”

Tuesday, October 06...

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October 6, 2015

WestGrid congratulates Dr. Arthur McDonald, Queen's University professor emeritus and a Compute Canada user, who was announced this week as a co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. McDonald shares the honours with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo for their key...

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October 6, 2015

University of Alberta researchers, students and staff interested in learning more about visualizing scientific data are invited to a free workshop WestGrid is hosting on Friday, October 23. The full-day workshop will introduce the basics of scientific visualization and explore the features and capabilities of the popular visualization software ParaView. All disciplines and experience levels are welcome to attend (you do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate)....

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