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February 24, 2015

Please note that due to some technical difficulties and low attendance, the WestGrid Seminar for February 25, 2015, "Allinea DT - Tools for Debugging and Optimizing Your Code" has been CANCELLED.

We hope to present this workshop at a later date and will update the events page with the new information shortly. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Allinea DDT is a user-friendly and effective tool...

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ServiceNow streamlines the process for handling straightforward inquiries and manage frequently asked questions
February 10, 2015

WestGrid is pleased to announce that its new user support system, in partnership with the University of British Columbia's (UBC) IT Service Centre, began operations Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Users may have already noticed the change, as any emails sent to support@westgrid.ca now receive an automated acknowledgement.

Under this new system, UBC IT's ServiceNow portal is the first point of contact for all support requests. This will...

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February 7, 2015

HPCS 2015 is soliciting original papers on any HPC-related topic, on either science outcomes of using HPC or the development of new methods. HPCS is Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference and this year will be co-hosted by Compute Canada and Calcul Québec at the SGW campus of Concordia University in downtown Montreal from June 17 to June 19 2015. The main event will be preceded by two days of workshops and meetings on June 15 and 16.

A full day of the three-day program will be...

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February 6, 2015

As part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, Compute Canada is submitting a proposal to modernize its infrastructure to better support Canadian researchers. In January, Compute Canada joined CFI for a series of community consultations to review the Cyberinfrastructue Initiative and Compute Canada's renewal plan. As Compute Canada finalizes its renewal proposal, it welcomes further comments on...

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Globus Portal Compute Canada
January 27, 2015

Last month, Compute Canada announced the launch of its new Globus Portal, a fast, reliable, high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers. The Compute Canada Globus Portal can be accessed using a web browser on any computer, making it easy for users, no matter where they are located, to move and synchronize data, between two resources. With the click of a button, researchers with a Compute Canada account will now be...

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SC15
January 21, 2015

The SC15 conference, one of North America's largest supercomputing events, is now accepting proposals for independently planned full- or half-day workshops. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sunday, February 7. SC15 will take place on Nov 15-20 in Austin, TX.

SC15 will include nearly 30 full-day and half-day workshops that complement the overall Technical Program events...

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January 21, 2015

Compute Canada is hosting an online community consultation session on Monday, January 26 to share the details of its Phase 1 Renewal Plan. Members of the research community across Canada are encouraged to attend and contribute feedback on this important activity.

Compute Canada Infrastructure Renewal Plan Online Consultation
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January 20, 2015

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from June 21 to 26, 2015 in Toronto, ON. Applications are due March 11, 2015.

The summer school is sponsored by Compute Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering...

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January 18, 2015

On January 28, WestGrid's Visualization Coordinator Alex Razoumov is hosting a free hands-on workshop at the University of British Columbia on data visualization tools and techniques. The full-day workshop will focus on the popular visualization software ParaView and will include hands-on exercises that explore the basics of scientific visualization. Faculty and students in all disciplines and experience levels are welcome to attend (you do not need to be a current WestGrid account...

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January 15, 2015

A record number of research projects will receive allocations this year from Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and new Research Platforms and Portals Competition (RPP). A total of 345 projects across Canada are receiving allocations, an increase of more than 18% over last year and worth more than $71 million in advanced computing and storage capacity resources. In Western Canada, projects based at WestGrid partner institutions accounted for 132 of the allocations, an increase of more than 24% and worth more than $18...

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