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February 6, 2018

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 welcomes all higher education IT leaders from universities, colleges, technical institutes, and research computing (ARC) experts to attend. WestGrid is a partner in this event, which is being hosted by SFU, Compute Canada, and CUCCIO.

Conference registration includes:

 

  • Opening Reception at the Playground of the Gods, Burnaby Mountain Park on Monday, June 18th
  • Night Out on the shores of False Creek, Vancouver, at Mahoney and Sons...
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February 2, 2018

WestGrid and Compute Canada are supporting an innovative new program by the University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) to develop a new strategy to combat infections. The program, called Precision Infection Management (PIM), has been called an “immense undertaking” by its founders and requires a massive computer database, ResistanceDB, which will be hosted on Compute Canada's national platform.

On a regional level, WestGrid is contributing specialized technical expertise — from database architects to senior...

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February 2, 2018

To further build a cohesive Canadian community of research software developers and to strengthen the impact of public funds for research, CANARIE is hosting the first annual Canadian Research Software Conference on May 29 - 30, 2018 in Ottawa, ON.

Who should attend?

You could be an active developer of research software (regardless of your job title), a computational researcher, a student, a developer of open source software to support research, or a researcher with an interest in software development.

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January 29, 2018

Compute Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Robbin Tourangeau as Interim President & CEO. She will begin her one-year appointment on February 5, 2018.

Ms. Tourangeau recently served as the Founding Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Digital Research Infrastructure (LCDRI), and brings a high level of knowledge and a broad national network in areas relevant to her new leadership role at Compute Canada. She also has a strong track record of strategic public policy development, advocacy...

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January 24, 2018
DATE AND TIME

 

Wed, 31 January 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

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Compute Canada funding Innovation Saskatchewan
January 18, 2018

On January 18, 2018, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a commitment of $2.2 million to Compute Canada and WestGrid to support our delivery of advanced research computing resources, support, and services to researchers. The funding will be provided through Innovation Saskatchewan’s Innovation and Science...

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January 17, 2018

TORONTO, ON (January 17, 2018) – Today, Compute Canada launched the Canadian Bioinformatics Helpdesk (https://bioinformatics.computecanada.ca/). This online community forum is free and aims to provide support for a wide-range of bioinformatics challenges faced by students, analysts, and researchers alike.

“Our hope is that this free tool — built by the bioinformatics community, for the community — will become the go-to...

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January 12, 2018

Two hardware bugs, Spectre and Meltdown, have been identified as the sources of security vulnerabilities in the processor chips of computers, laptops and smart devices like tablets and mobile phones.

At this time, there are no known exploits impacting WestGrid or Compute Canada systems or users. WestGrid and Compute Canada system teams are working on patching all...

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January 8, 2018

Compute Canada is offering two pairs of scholarships to Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2018. These will be awarded via a competition closing February 8, 2018. Submissions must include:

  • The name and institutional affiliation of a research-based co-applicant (Faculty, Postdoc, or Graduate Student).
  • The name and affiliation of a technology/support based co-applicant (Project Manager, Programmer, Metadata Specialist, etc.).
  • A...
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January 4, 2018

On January 24, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator, Alex Razoumov, will host a free workshop at the University of British Columbia Okanagan that explores how to visualize large datasets on remote high-performance computing (HPC) clusters. 

Wednesday, January 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
REGISTER...

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