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April 10, 2017

WestGrid would like to extend our thanks to the over 260 users who took the time to complete our survey this past fall. The response was overwhelming and not just in the number of completed surveys but also in the detailed comments provided. 

So without further ado, here are the highlights and some of the action WestGrid plans to take to address those issues users are most concerned with.

Background

WestGrid developed a user survey to gather feedback on user satisfaction with WestGrid’s current support and...

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April 4, 2017

This April Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with Compute Canada and regional partner WestGrid, will launch a new, advanced research computing (ARC) system, Cedar, at SFU's Burnaby Campus.

One of...

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April 4, 2017

As part of its monthly bioinformatics seminar series, VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is hosting Dr. Robin Dowell, an Assistant Professor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, for a guest talk on Thursday, April 6

If you're not in Vancouver, the presentation is being webstreamed for remote viewing (made possible by WestGrid / Compute Canada and with support from PHSA Telehealth).

Enhancer RNA Profiling...

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March 22, 2017

On March 17, 2017, as part of WestGrid's ongoing initiative to keep its users informed, our management team and support staff shared the latest updates from WestGrid on:

  • the migration of users and data off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2017
  • Compute Canada account renewals
  • upcoming ARC training opportunities

If you were unable to attend this WestGrid Town Hall session, you can view the archive materials below: 

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March 21, 2017

Join WestGrid on Wednesday, March 29 for an online webinar that shares an introductory look at using ParaViewWeb for 3D visualization and data analysis in a web browser.

ParaViewWeb is a lightweight JavaScript API for writing HTML5 web applications that utilize a remote ParaView server for running a visualization in a web browser. It is included with each copy of ParaView compiled with Python support. For a single user, ParaViewWeb can be...

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March 15, 2017

TORONTO, ON (March 15, 2017) - Compute Canada and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) announced today that they will provide a tool to facilitate and encourage research communities to engage in data and compute intensive research.

The partnership joins the mathematical sciences expertise from PIMS with the computational resources of Compute Canada to provide a service...

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March 15, 2017

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting another Community Town Hall session on Friday, March 17.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • the migration of users and data off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2017
  • Compute Canada account renewals
  • upcoming ARC training opportunities

Town Hall attendees are welcome to ask questions on these and other topics. This session will...

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March 14, 2017

Compute Canada’s annual Account Renewal process will run from March 7, 2017 to April 13, 2017. If you have an active Compute Canada account, you should receive an email notification directing you to the account renewal form in the Compute Canada DataBase (CCDB).

Any account not renewed will be deactivated at the end of April. Note: Anyone who created or renewed an account after September 1, 2016, does not have to renew at this time. You will not receive an email and do not need to take any action at this time. 

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March 9, 2017

On March 9, WestGrid received confirmation that the Nestor system at the University of Victoria will continue to operate until June 1, 2017. Therefore, users of Jasper, Hungabee, Breezy, Lattice,...

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March 8, 2017

UPDATE (March 9, 2017): The University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Victoria have generously offered to extend the use of Jasper, Hungabee, Breezy,...

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