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November 9, 2016

WestGrid has partnered with the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Team at the University of British Columbia and experts at the BC Cancer Agency Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) to deliver a series of webinars for researchers in the medical and health sciences fields. The sessions will be delivered online with hands-on exercises and will showcase some of...

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November 8, 2016
On Wednesday, Novermber 16, join Eugene Barsky of the University of British Columbia's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team as he offers UBC Library expertise in managing thousands of data files using UBC's Abacus Dataverse Network, a tool that allows researchers to share, cite, preserve, discover, and analyze research data.    Best Practices for Research Data Management - Using Dataverse for Research Data Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00... Read more...
November 4, 2016

Join WestGrid Support Staff for an online Office Hours session today at 9:00 am Pacific to ask questions about Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). Whether you are considering applying to RAC 2017 for the first time, or you are a returning applicant, our staff can answer any questions you may have about this year's...

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November 2, 2016
Extends vision of creating a toolkit of reusable software that accelerates discovery, reduces duplication of effort, and maximizes the impact of research funding

[Ottawa, ON | November 1, 2016]

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CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced an innovative Call for Proposals that invests...

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October 27, 2016

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of October 2016 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes a roundup of the activities, events and user news that has kept the WestGrid team busy lately. Stories include:

  • WestGrid's Executive Director, Lindsay Sill, ran her first computational job on a WestGrid system this month. She walks us through her experience...
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October 26, 2016

Over the next two years, new national storage infrastructure is coming online through Compute Canada’s national platform renewal. Specific storage technologies will include cloud­-based services, traditional filesystems, and object storage software.

WestGrid will be offering various user training...

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October 19, 2016

A message from Lindsay Sill, WestGrid's Executive Director

Last January, at Compute Canada’s bi-annual conference for its technical experts, I was socializing with a few members of WestGrid’s support team when a realization struck me. I had been with WestGrid (in one capacity or another) for nearly nine years but had yet to run a job on a WestGrid or Compute Canada system.

I decided to set a goal: Within the next year, I would run my first job on a WestGrid system. Now, with two months to go before...

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October 19, 2016
On Wednesday, October 26, join Compute Canada's Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Analyst, Megan Meredith-Lobay, as she provides an introduction to Compute Canada and its available resources for researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This workshop will lead researchers through the process of getting set up on Compute Canada and how to best use all the tools and services available.   Intro to Compute Canada for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Scholars Wednesday, October 26, 2016... Read more...
October 19, 2016

Are you considering applying to one of Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC)? WestGrid Support Staff are hosting an online “Office Hours” session on Friday, November 4 to answer your questions about RAC 2017, including:

  • Do I need to apply to the RAC or can my needs be...
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October 18, 2016

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.

 

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