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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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All WestGrid seminars and workshops are free
January 12, 2015

This session will provide an overview of WestGrid's computing facilities and include demonstrations of how to log in, submit jobs, and troubleshoot problems. The talk will also focus on how to choose the best system for your work and how to estimate run-times. This is an introductory-level session, covering the basics of getting started and providing tips for efficient and effective use of the machines.

 

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December 23, 2014

WestGrid's December 2014 newsletter is now available online. Top news items include the announcement of Compute Canada co-hosting a series of community consultations in January with CFI on its Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, a new Digital Humanities Specialist joining WestGrid's support team in January, some quick tips for accessing Compute Canada's new Globus Portal, as well as a number of interesting user-focused tutorials...

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John Simpson Digital Humanities
December 22, 2014

WestGrid and Compute Canada are pleased to announce John Simpson will be joining its technical experts team as a Digital Humanities (DH) Specialist. Based at the University of Alberta, Simpson has a diverse background in Philosophy and Computing and is an active contributor to the DH field as a Member-at-Large of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH-...

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December 21, 2014

Compute Canada is pleased to announce its participation in an upcoming series of community consultations with the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) on the Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. Face-to-face sessions will...

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December 17, 2014

Five research networks, two of which will be located in Western Canada, have been named to conduct groundbreaking research that focuses on addressing various major health and life sciences issues.

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement at the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet), a new network that will receive $26.3 million over five years to support collaborative research aimed at reducing premature deaths and suffering caused by hearth rhythm disturbances.

"This NCE...

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