WestGrid Seminar Series - Fall 2012

 

Speakers

Date: September 19, 2012
Speaker: 
Patrick O'Leary, Director of Operations

Welcome to WestGrid
Interested in expanding HPC use within your research? Not sure where to begin? This introductory session will provide an overview of the WestGrid and Compute Canada resource structures, as well as walk through the basics of getting started with an account. Any faculty members and graduate students interested in or curious about using HPC are invited to attend. WestGrid Support Personnel will be on-hand at each site to answer any specific introductory questions attendees may have.

 

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Date: October 17, 2012
Speaker: Jonatan Aronsson, HPC Applications Analyst and Collaboration/Visualization Coordinator

Using WestGrid: A Step-By-Step Tutorial
This session will provide attendees with a step-by-step tutorial on using WestGrid machines, including demonstrations of how to log in, submit jobs, move data, troubleshoot, etc. This will be an introductory-level session, covering the basics of getting started and providing tips for efficient and effective use of the machines. WestGrid Support Personnel will be on-hand at each site to answer more advanced questions attendees may have.

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Date: November 7, 2012 
Speaker: 
Falk Herwig, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Physics at the University of Victoria. 

HPC Driving New Discoveries in Fluid Dynamics
In this session, Falk Herwig, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Physics at the University of Victoria, will explain how he is using WestGrid / Compute Canada resources to perform complex 3D simulations to study astrophysical fluid dynamics. This kind of research requires above average HPC cycles, which Herwig has accessed through WestGrid / Compute Canada's Resource Allocation process. He will provide an overview of his research, explain how he gained access to and used WestGrid machines to support that research, and highlight some of the key outcomes achieved as a result.


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Date: November 28, 2012 
Speaker:
 Todd Zimmerman, Research Specialist

Supporting Distributed Research Through Advanced Collaboration 
Scientific research is rapidly becoming a global endeavour. Today's complex computational problems not only require a wide range of technologies to solve them, but they also require a wide range of expertise which often means distributed research teams, sometimes spread around the world. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of WestGrid's advanced collaboration facilities, which are located at 15 partner institutions across Western Canada and can be used to connect with colleagues across the province, country and overseas. WestGrid Collaboration Staff will showcase recent upgrades, discuss room capabilities, and demonstrate applications within a research environment.

 

To view the presentation slides, click here

To view the archived video, click here