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Research Computing Resources & Support in Manitoba

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Does your research need large-scale computing, cloud resources, data management, or storage?

Are you unsure what resources are available to researcher's in Manitoba?

Do you want to improve your chances of receiving a larger allocation from Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) this fall?

Join us for an afternoon of information about Research Computing Services, Resources & Support from the University of Manitoba, WestGrid and Compute Canada. This workshop will provide an overview of some of the expertise, resources and services available to support your research needs. University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are invited to attend.

Schedule of Topics:

1:00-1:30 - University of Manitoba IT Services for Research
1:30-2:30 - Intro to Advanced Research Computing, WestGrid & Compute Canada
2:30 - COFFEE BREAK
3:00-4:00 - Compute Canada's Annual Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) 2018 - Best Practices & Support
4:00-4:30 - Q&A and open discussion

About WestGrid & Compute Canada

WestGrid, in partnership with Compute Canada and other regional organizations, provides state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems and software for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. Funded in part through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Research Manitoba, these services and resources are available for free to any academic researcher in Canada.

Service offerings include:

  • Computation – Expandable power ranging from the equivalent of a second desktop to supercomputers with 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.

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

  • Globus – Fast, secure, sharing and fire-and-forget file transfers.

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

  • Portals – Hosting for specialized data and tools for entire research communities.

  • Specialized Software – More than 250 software programs and packages already integrated with Compute Canada systems.

  • Visualization Support – Dedicated 3D visualization expert available.

  • Cloud – Virtual-machine development space that includes an outward-facing IP address.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any researcher interested in learning more about the ARC resources and services available in Manitoba.

  • Feel free to attend any or all of the sessions as needed.

Pre-Requisite Skills / Knowledge:

  • No previous knowledge or experience required. The sessions are intended as an information session.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact info@westgrid.ca.

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