WestGrid Seminars - Spring 2011


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March 9 | Patrick O’Leary, Director of Operations for WestGrid
Meet and greet with the new Director of Operations
Patrick O’Leary is an applied mathematician with a PhD from the University of Wyoming and a BS from the University of Arkansas. He has vast knowledge and experience with scientific visualization and HPC research, development and operation environments. Prior to joining WestGrid, O’Leary served as Director of the Centre for Advanced Modeling and Simulation at Idaho’s Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory. He has also held a number of other faculty, research and managerial positions at various universities throughout the United States.

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March 23 | Raymond Spiteri, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan
Stiffness analysis of cardiac cell models
The electrophysiology in a cardiac cell can be modelled as a system of ordinary differential equations. The efficient solution of these systems is important because they must be solved many times as sub-problems of tissue or organ-level simulations of cardiac electrophysiology. This talk will examine stiffness properties of a range of cardiac cell models and discuss the implications for their numerical solution. This analysis allows us to select or design numerical methods that are highly effective for a given model and hence outperform commonly used methods.

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April 6 | Masao Fujinaga, Analyst, Academic Information and Communications Technology, University of Alberta

Using MATLAB on WestGrid Equipment
WestGrid has a consortium license for MATLAB Distributed Computing Server. This license allows any WestGrid user with a local MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox licenses to submit jobs to WestGrid. This talk will walk users through the steps necessary to set up the local machine and show examples of different types of jobs that can be submitted. Cases for both Windows and Linux will be covered.

 

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