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November 7, 2007

Serial Programming on WestGrid

Doug Phillips, University of Calgary

12:00 PST /13:00 MST /14:00 CST

This presentation provides an introduction to serial programming on WestGrid resources. The talk includes a survey of compilers, debuggers and numerical libraries.

To attend this seminar, please refer to the list of locations to find a participating Access Grid location nearest you: http://www.westgrid.ca/support/training/attending_seminars...

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October 23, 2007

WestGrid is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will be responsible for the overall success of WestGrid within the broader mandate and vision of Compute Canada. The successful candidate will lead a staff that includes the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the Director of Operations (DO), the Collaboration/Visualization Coordinator, financial administrator, and other operational staff or contractors as appropriate.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Interface with senior administrators, financial managers and...
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    October 23, 2007

    This week's WestGrid Seminar has been rescheduled from October 24th to next Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00pm (PDT) and will host Martin Siegert and others from Simon Fraser University. They will be presenting a talk titled: “Running Jobs on WestGrid”. This presentation will provide an introduction to submitting and monitoring jobs on WestGrid systems.

    To attend this talk at one of WestGrid's partner institutions, please see the Seminar Locations listing on the Training pages to...

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    October 10, 2007
    The WestGrid Resource Allocation Committee (RAC) is now accepting applications for 2007-08. The WestGrid RAC asks that users that need more than the default allocation of WestGrid resources submit a proposal stating their requirements. The RAC will evaluate the proposals in the context of the overall usage of the facilities and make a number of select "special" allocations. You are invited to submit a proposal to the RAC by November 12th, 2007 at the latest. To download the Call for Proposals letter or to read further about... Read more...
    October 8, 2007

    To connect to today's seminar via webcast, visit:

    http://www.westgrid.ca/live

    If you have troubles connecting, or have questions during the seminar for the presenter, email those questions to: questions@westgrid.ca.
    Today's seminar will focus on how to access WestGrid's resources from your desktop computer. It is assumed that researchers are familiar with Windows, but Linux and Macintosh systems are mentioned as appropriate. Topics of discussion include an...

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    October 5, 2007
    SHARCNET, Ontario's regional HPC consortium, has joined WestGrid, IRMACS, ACEnet and D-Drive in presenting the Coast-to-Coast Seminar Series. This series is videoconferenced to multiple sites across Canada using Access Grid technology. Each seminar profiles an individual researcher's work in the areas of either mathematics or computer science.

    Next week's Coast-to-Coast seminar falls on October 9 at 11:30am (PDT) and will host Dr. Jeannette Janssen from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University. She will... Read more...
    September 7, 2007



    Sergei Noskov: Using Computers to Find Solutions to Heart Problems
     


    You could say that Sergei Noskov is in the movie business. With the help of his research team, the Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary’s Institute of Biocomplexity and Informatics and Department of Biological Sciences is creating movies, or computer simulations, of molecular models of proteins. These movies are used to study the ways proteins interact with...

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    September 7, 2007

    Over the last few months, the WestGrid website has undergone a comprehensive re-design, making it easier to navigate and more informative for our users. The biggest change you may notice is our Support pages. They are now easier to access, offer QuickStart guides for new users, and we've updated and expanded our sections outlining WestGrid programming, job submission, collaboration and visualization resources. If you have any comments or questions regarding the site's new design or content, please contact info@westgrid.ca.

    September 7, 2007
    After a decade of achieving "results through innovation", the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary supporting groundbreaking research initiatives and experiences across the country. On September 11, CFI will partner with the University of Calgary and WestGrid to showcase some of the CFI-funded projects at the university. WestGrid PI Peter Tieleman is among the invited speakers, joinng Mel Wong, Assistant Deputy Minister, Advanced Education and Technology, and Rose Goldstein, Vice-President Research... Read more...
    May 30, 2006

    May 29, 2009 (OTTAWA, Ontario) – CANARIE Inc. today announced a Call for Proposals valued at $2 million to expand the advanced network capabilities of Canada’s research and education community, and bolster national and international research collaboration that enables scientific discovery, knowledge creation and network-based technology innovation.

    As part of CANARIE’s Infrastructure Extension Program (IEP), the Call for Proposals aims to connect Canadian innovators and their collaborators around the corner, across the country...

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