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August 20, 2017

On August 31, 2017, the Breezy and Lattice systems at the University of Calgary will be defunded. This means they will no longer be operated by WestGrid and will be managed by the University of Calgary directly.

System Use & Access After August 31
  • Local Users: Any researcher located at or affiliated with the University of Calgary Please email to clarify local use policies or to confirm if you qualify as a Local User.
  • Non-...
August 20, 2017

As part of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 10th Plenary Collocation Event in Montreal, QC, Portage is hosting a day of activities on September 18 dedicated to a Canadian community of practice for research data management (RDM).

The day will begin with a morning plenary session that will open with a keynote address providing an account of RDM in Canada today and its future directions. Following the...

August 15, 2017

There are less than two weeks left to submit nominations for the 2017 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards! These annual awards are a way for global HPC community to recognize its best and brightest innovators. Now is the time to nominate your picks for the greatest achievements in HPC this year, so don't wait! 

The 2017 categories include:

  • Best Use of HPC in Life Sciences
  • Best Use of HPC in Physical...
July 27, 2017

SciNet, a Compute Ontario consoria led by the University of Toronto, is seeking two new technical staff to join its HPC team.

SciNet's supercomputing facilities power work from the biomedical sciences and aerospace engineering to astrophysics and climate science and it is funded by CFI, NSERC, the Ontario Government, Fed Dev Ontario, and the University of Toronto.

For more...

July 13, 2017

On July 12, 2017, WestGrid hosted an online introduction to Cedar, one of Compute Canada's newest and most powerful supercomputers. In this special 'Office Hours' session, WestGrid Support Staff showed how to login, explore the file systems, submit jobs, and other basic tasks. The session also included a short Town Hall where Patrick Mann, Director of Operations, shared the latest updates on:

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July 12, 2017

Interested in using Compute Canada's newest supercomputers, Graham and Cedar, but unsure how to use a scheduler to submit your jobs? This introductory webinar will walk through the basics of how a scheduler works and explain how Graham and Cedar's Slurm scheduler determines how jobs are dispatched within their systems.

Session Details

Wednesday, July 19
9:00 - 10:00 am Pacifc   //  12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Online Webinar

Session Description

Canadian research teams have...

July 12, 2017

WestGrid's new Research Computing Summer School is coming to Saskatoon July 24-27. This series of workshops is for researchers interested in building knowledge and skills in computational research.

Courses will explore introductory and advanced topics in:

  • high performance computing (HPC)
  • paralell programming
  • GPU computing
  • HPC in bioinformatics
  • research data management
  • scientific visualization
  • ...and more!

All research disciplines and skill levels are...

July 12, 2017

Join us today (July 12) from 10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific for a live introduction to Cedar, one of Compute Canada's newest and most powerful supercomputers. In this special 'Office Hours' session, WestGrid Support Staff will show how to:

  • log in
  • explore the file systems
  • compile basic programs
  • work with modules
  • run jobs via the SLURM...
July 6, 2017

WestGrid's newsletter for the month of July 2017 is now available to read online. This month's newsletter includes a roundup of the regional activities and national initiatives that have kept the WestGrid team busy lately. Stories include:

  • An introduction to Cedar, Canada's newest and most powerful academic supercomputer
  • A reminder that all RAC 2017 allocations were...
June 27, 2017

Compute Canada is hosting an information session to discuss ways in which it can better support and enable Canadian scientific research platform or portals (RPPs). The workshop will also touch on the features and benefits of using the Compute Canada Cloud and other advanced research computing resources to support an...