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HPCS 2015 will be held in Montreal and co-hosted by Calcul Québec
November 16, 2014

HPCS 2015, Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference, will be held in Montreal from June 17th June 19th 2015. The event will be co-hosted by Calcul Québec and Compute Canada at Sir Geoge Williams Campus of Concordia University, in the heart of downtown Montreal. The three days of the...

November 5, 2014

WestGrid is pleased to present a free full-day workshop on scientific visualization at the University of Lethbridge, open to all disciplines and experience levels. You do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate in this workshop. Any researcher who is interested in learning more about tools and techniques for visualizing data sets is invited to attend.

Friday, November 14
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
W857, Centre for the Arts

October 30, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, Nov 05 to hear Ryan Enge of WestGrid's Support Team provide an overview of WestGrid's upcoming new cloud system, Nefos. Ryan will discuss the system's features and capabilities, and walk interested users through the steps of using the cloud to support their computational needs.


HPC and the Cloud - A Look at WestGrid's New Nefos System
Wednesday, Nov 05
11:30 am PST / 12:30 pm MST / 1:30 pm CST

To attend in person...

October 28, 2014

Allinea invites you to attend a free 30-minute online webinar to learn more about its latest software offering, Performance Reports, a program that gives scientists, cluster administrators, and support specialists a simple, effective way to characterize and understand the performance of HPC application runs. Performance Reports allows you to:

  • Spot CPU insufficiencies and boost per core performance
  • Effortlessly identify I/O congestion and load
  • Perform instant analysis of MPI behaviour and bottlenecks
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October 27, 2014

Join us on Tuesday, October 28 at 11:30 AM PDT for the Coast to Coast Seminar session, 'Recombinant Renewable Polyclonal Antibodies' with guest speaker Andrew Bradbury, Group Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratories, New Mexico.

Session Details:
Tuesday, October 28
11:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm MDT;CDT / 1:30 pm CST

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

Registration open for 2014 Fall WestGrid Data Visualization Workshops
October 22, 2014

WestGrid will be offering three free hands-on workshops on scientific visualization using ParaView this fall. All disciplines and experience levels are welcome, and participants do not need to be a current WestGrid account holder to participate. These workshops will explore the basics of scientific visualization with 2- and 3-dimensional data sets through various exercises. 

Attendees will need to bring a laptop and should have ParaView installed on their laptop before the workshop. Wireless networking will be available...

October 20, 2014

Please take note that the deadline for completing and submitting applications for the Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and the Research Platforms and Portals Competition (RPP) 2015 has been extended until October 23rd at 3PM EDT.

If you have any questions, please contact



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...

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.


Applications for the CANFAR Network-Enabled-Platforms

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 ...