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The C2C seminar will explore "Big Data" problems faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases
October 20, 2014

WestGrid and Coast to Coast are excited to announced the dates and speakers for the 2014 Fall semester’s Coast to Coast (C2C) Seminar Series. These hour-long presentations will explore the immediate and pressing "Big Data" problem faced by researchers examining the immune response to infectious and autoimmune diseases, cancer, and those developing vaccines and therapeutic antibodies. 

This year, the series is partly...

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October 15, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, October 22 to hear WestGrid user and University of Victoria Associate Professor Falk Herwig discuss some of the latest projects within CANFAR, the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research. As observational astronomy continues to become ever more data intensive, WestGrid and Compute Canada storage and computing resources are essential for driving much of CANFAR's work.

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Applications for the CANFAR Network-Enabled-Platforms
Implementing...

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October 13, 2014

Join us on Tuesday, October 14 at 11:30 AM PDT for the second session in the Coast to Coast Seminar Series, 'Productive Application of Repertoire Analysis in Vaccinology, Oncology, Bioengineering and Biomedicine' with guest speaker Jacob Glanville, Chief Science Officer at Distributed Bio in Seattle, WA.

Session Details:

Tuesday, October 14
11:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm MDT;CDT / 1:30 pm CST

To attend in person, go to one of our ...

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October 8, 2014

Join us today at 11:30 am PDT for a step-by-step tutorial on using WestGrid computing facilities, including demonstrations of how to log in, submit jobs, move data, and troubleshoot problems. This will be an introductory-level session, covering the basics of getting started and providing tips for efficient and effective use of the machines. Any faculty members and graduate students in any discipline who are using high performance computing resources are invited to attend...

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October 7, 2014

WestGrid recently installed WebMO, a web portal service for computational chemistry, on our Grex cluster at the University of Manitoba. WebMO provides a web-interface for input preparation, job submission and results visualization for several computational chemistry packages, including...

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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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