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Research Computing Summer School - Westgrid
Start Date: 6/25/2018 All Day
End Date: 6/28/2018
Event Description:

Research Computing Summer School
June 25-28, 2018
University of Manitoba

This June, WestGrid ( and the University of Manitoba are co-hosting a four-day Research Computing Summer School. All university faculty, students, and staff in any discipline are invited to register.

WestGrid is a regional partner of Compute Canada (, a national platform of datacentres and expert technical staff funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support researchers across Canada.

Our summer school courses will use Compute Canada systems for the hands-on exercises, so you will get first-hand experience using high performance computing (HPC) resources and tools.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Using Compute Canada OpenStack Cloud
  • Containers for HPC: Singularity
  • Parallel Programming in Chapel
  • Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
  • Scientific Computing with PETSc
  • Basics of scientific visualization with ParaView
  • Large-scale remote visualization with ParaView
  • Using Python in HPC
  • Introduction to Parallel Programming using OpenMP


  • $35
  • You only need to register and pay once to attend as many or as few courses as you like!
  • Complimentary light refreshments will be provided each day. Participants are responsible for providing their own lunches.

Who Should Participate:

  • Anyone interested in building knowledge and skills in computational research. All research disciplines and skill levels are welcome to register.


More Information:
To view the Summer School schedule and course descriptions, visit the event website:

If you have questions, email Alex Razoumov -


Location Information:
University of Manitoba - Fort Garry - EITC E2  (View Map)
75 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB

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