Compute Canada resources for research

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University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Rd

Rm 660, Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Building

Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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WestGrid is partnering with the University of Victoria's Research Computing team to host an information + Q&A session on key resources available to support your research!

Bring your lunch and join us for all or part(s) of the agenda.

AGENDA:

10:00 - 11:00 am
Accelerate your research using the Compute Canada Cloud

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) - Best practices & submission tips

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Question & Answer (Q&A) session


Who Should Attend:

  • Any researcher interested in learning more about Compute Canada's cloud computing resources, resource allocation process, and/or the other research computing resources and expertise available at the University of Victoria

  • Previous Compute Canada RAC applicants who are interested in improving their RAC application this year

No previous knowledge or research computing experience required. This presentation is an information-sharing session.


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What is RAC?

Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers across Canada from all disciplines to apply to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC).

If your research requires large-scale computing, cloud computing, data management, or data storage resources, your project could benefit from the RAC. This RAC information session wil cover:

  • The upcoming RAC details and submission requirements

  • Changes / updates from last year (i.e. new scoring levels & criteria)

  • Tips for writing a strong RAC application

  • Support available (i.e. technical consultations & needs justification)

  • Research computing services & support available at the University of Victoria


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Who is WestGrid & Compute Canada?

WestGrid is a not-for-profit organization with the vision to be a catalyst for digitally-enabled research and development in Western Canada.

Host to two national supercomputers (Arbutus at the University of Victoria and Cedar at Simon Fraser University) WestGrid is driving a regional digital research infrastructure strategy to meet the diverse needs of Western Canada's research community.

In partnership with Compute Canada, WestGrid is delivering data management and advanced research computing (ARC) services, support, and training through a network of technical experts at its seven Member institutions. The University of Victoria is one of those Members.

How can we support your research?

  • Computation – Supercomputers and cloud computing resources provide thousands of cores, terabytes of RAM, and a variety of system architectures.

  • Data Storage – Robust storage solutions for backup and mid- to long-term storage.

  • Globus – A fast, secure, data management and file transfer tool.

  • ownCloud – 50Gb of shareable, Dropbox-like space available across multiple devices.

  • Research Portals – Hosting for specialized data and digital tools for supporting research communities.

  • Specialized Software – More than 250 software programs and packages.

  • Scientific Visualization – Visualization resources and expertise to help you analyze and showcase your data.

  • General Support & Expertise – Consultations regarding project architecture and resource needs with technical experts with skills ranging from specialty software selection to program optimization.

These resources and services are FREE to any researcher based at a Canadian post-secondary institution.


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More Information:

If you have any questions about these information + Q&A sessions, please send an email to: info@westgrid.ca.






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University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Rd

Rm 660, Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Building

Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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