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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...

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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...

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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...
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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...
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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...

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June 26, 2017

WestGrid's July Town Hall will feature an interactive tour of Cedar --  one of Compute Canada's newest national systems. Housed at Simon Fraser University, Cedar is the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, serving researchers across the country with expanded compute, storage and cloud resources. Click here to read 10 Things...

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June 23, 2017

OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Compute Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Library’s Portage network are pleased to announce that their work towards the development of the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has advanced to the beta testing stage.

FRDR...

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June 21, 2017
How To Access
  • You can SSH to the new servers using the following login nodes:
    cedar.computecanada.ca
    graham.computecanada.ca
    ** Note: You will need to use your Compute Canada username and password to login (the same credentials you use for the CCDB). If you have troubles logging in or have forgotten your Compute Canada username or password, contact support@...
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June 21, 2017

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, has announced the results of its inaugural survey of Canadians who are employed to develop software to support scientific research. The study was undertaken in collaboration with the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) to better understand the needs of Canada’s research community. The results will help evolve CANARIE’s Research...

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