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November 6, 2017

Join Yussanne Ma, Bioinformatics Group Leader at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, for a one-hour webinar session on how next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can be used in your bioinformatics and genomics research.

Wednesday, Nov 8
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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November 5, 2017

On October 13, 2017, WestGrid hosted an online Community Town Hall to share the latest updates on RAC 2018 and provide a forum for users to ask questions about and give feedback on the next national system, GP4.

Discussion topics included:

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • Upcoming ARC training opportunities
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system
  • A preview of the Large Parallel system, Niagara, at the University of Toronto (coming...
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October 23, 2017

Patrick Mann, WestGrid CTO and Lead of the Compute Canada RAC Technical Review process, will be hosting a RAC 2018 Office Hours session with other WestGrid Support Staff to answer any RAC questions you may have, including:

  • Should I apply to the RAC or can I use the Rapid Access Service?
  • Which competition should I apply to?
  • What kinds of resources are available to request?
  • How can I make my application stronger / more successful?

WestGrid Office Hours: RAC 2018
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October 20, 2017
Does your research need large-scale computing, cloud resources, data management, or storage?

Do you need MORE than is available to any researcher with a Compute Canada account via the Rapid Access Service?

Do you want to increase your chances of getting a larger allocation from Compute Canada's...

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October 17, 2017

As demand increases for more accessible and secure methods to archive and store research data, the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a step forward to answering the call.

The platform, a collaboration between Compute Canada, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and CARL's ...

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October 11, 2017

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) annual conference series invites you to help shape the technical program of its upcoming PEARC18 event. Abstract proposals can be submitted via: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/pearc/

The opportunity to submit proposals will close at 10pm EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Authors...

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October 7, 2017

Compute Canada is now accepting applications to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC): the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition

These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are...

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September 28, 2017

As part of its ongoing initiative to keep WestGrid users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting its next monthly Community Town Hall session on Friday, October 13.

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

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system (GP4)
  • A preview of Niagara - the Large Parallel (LP) system coming online at the University of...
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September 19, 2017

Calling all researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- WestGrid and Compute Canada have resources that can support your research! This presentation will explore how Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) can serve research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Session Details:

Thursday, September 21
10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
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September 15, 2017
WestGrid Legacy Systems Defunding Update

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained as part of Compute Canada’s national cyberinfrastructure platform, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. Local institutions may choose to keep a system running, which may result in usage limited to a certain group of users (e.g. only those from the local institution).

"Decommissioned" means the...

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