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May 28, 2018

This June, WestGrid is hosting Research Computing Summer Schools at the University of British Columbia (June 11-14) and the University of Manitoba (June 25-28). Courses will explore...

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May 25, 2018

Compute Canada has announced its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) results and recipients. This year's RAC received the highest number of submissions in its history with 469 projects applying for an allocation — an increase of 15% over requests made in 2017. In Western Canada, 151 projects at WestGrid member and partner institutions received RAC...

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May 9, 2018

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a call for proposals for development of software tools to support a strong research data management (RDM) ecosystem in Canada.

The call for proposals supports the development of RDM software that encourages the adoption of RDM best practices, specifically the FAIR Principles, which state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and...

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April 30, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at the basic features and capabilities of the Boost MPI library. This online presentation will be hosted by Patrick Mann, WestGrid's Director of Operations.

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Wednesday, May 09
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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The Boost MPI library is of...

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April 29, 2018
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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April 25, 2018

VICTORIA, BC (25 April 2018) – Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in our universe. With masses comparable to a million-billion suns, they contain as many as 1,000 galaxies, vast amounts of dark matter, gargantuan black holes and X-ray-emitting gas that reaches over a million degrees Kelvin.

A dense concentration of galaxies is causing astrophysicists to question our understanding of how structures form in the universe. A study published in Nature journal today reports on a collection of galaxies observed when the universe was...

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April 24, 2018

Calling all researchers at the University of Alberta!

You’ve heard about research data management through coverage on national initiatives or regular updates on what’s happening in the space, but when working in this area day-to-day how do you support research data management activities?

Research Data Management Week connects what you’re doing everyday with colleagues working in the same space to share knowledge, best practices and get answers...

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April 20, 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar that looks at what how to get started using the Compute Canada Cloud. This online presentation will be hosted by John Simpson, Humanities and Social Sciences Specialist with Compute Canada.

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Wednesday, April 25
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific 
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Cloud...

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April 13, 2018

KELOWNA, BC (13 April 2018) – WestGrid announced its new Board of Directors today, presenting a diverse slate of experts and community leaders from the academic, public, and private sectors.

“WestGrid serves a powerfully diverse research community and this board’s mix of skills, experience, gender, and geography will ensure the voices of all members of that community – from our users to stakeholders to partners – are...

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April 10, 2018

Canada’s newest research supercomputer, Niagara, is now available to researchers of all disciplines across the country. Located at the University of Toronto and supported by the university’s high-performance computing division SciNet the system is open to all Canadian university researchers. 

Intro to Niagara Session

Join the SciNet team on Vidyo (Daniel Gruner's room), or watch a live webcast Wednesday...

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