WestGrid User Training and Seminars

Introduction

HPC Training

WestGrid currently offers two different series of seminars via Access Grid video conferencing technologies.  As described below, these are the WestGrid Seminar Series, and the Coast To Coast Seminar Series.

Other training opportunities include one-on-one meetings with WestGrid technical support analysts (for those researchers located at suitable WestGrid sites).

Users are encouraged to explore the WestGrid web site, such as the QuickStart guides and the Using WestGrid pages, for self-training materials.

 

WestGrid Seminar Series

A schedule of the Spring 2013 seminars is available here.

WestGrid offers a range of training sessions targeted at helping its computational science research community use WestGrid resources. Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length and include topics such as how to use WestGrid, programming serial and parallel applications, managing large data sets, making use of grid computing tools, using scientific data visualization, and using collaboration tools for distributed research. Note that material on most of these topics is also provided in the Support section.

WestGrid seminars are offered to researchers at all WestGrid sites through the use of Access Grid videoconferencing technologies. These sessions are also available as web streams as well as archived for later use. Archives of past seminars are available here. For more information on how to use the WestGrid computational infrastructure, please email the WestGrid support list.

For more information, contact info@westgrid.ca.

 

Coast to Coast Seminar Series

A schedule of the Spring 2013 seminars is available here.

The IRMACS Centre and AARMS co-host the Coast To Coast Seminar Series in partnership with WestGrid, ACEnet, HPCVL, and SciNet. The series presents talks on a range of scientific topics and is made accessible to general scientific audiences at a number of remote sites through the use of advanced collaboration technology. Talks are not only shared coast-to-coast, the presenters themselves hail from post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Seminars are held every two weeks throughout the academic year, alternating between the Canada's West Coast and East Coast. These talks are broadcast to all WestGrid sites through the use of Access Grid videoconferencing technologies. Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length, including time for questions from the local and remote sites. Archives of past seminars are available here.

For more information, contact the Coast to Coast organizers.

 



Updated 2013-01-17.