UBC / WestGrid Research Computing Summer School

  • Date / Time / Location:

    June 11 – 14, 2018
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm (each day)
    Geography Building, University of British Columbia
    Rooms: GEOG 200, GEOG 101, GEOG 147




    Join WestGrid for its second annual Research Computing Summer School at the University of British Columbia. Course will explore introductory and expert topics in:

    • high performance computing
    • cloud computing
    • databases
    • parallel programming in Chapel
    • GPU programming with CUDA
    • next-gen sequencing using a supercomputer
    • scientific visualization with ParaView
    • MATLAB
    • Python
    • Microbiome data manipulation and visualization in R

    When registering, please indicate which courses you are interested in attending. This will help us gauge interest and prepare the room setups, catering, etc.


    Full Course Details:

    All summer school materials (schedule and course descriptions) can be found here.


    Participants only need to register and pay once to attend as many or as few courses as they would like.

    • Researcher @ WestGrid Member Institution*: $35
    • Researcher @ Non-Member Institution: $45
    • Public / Industry / Non-Academic: $55

    *WestGrid Member institutions include the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Manitoba.


    Who Should Participate:

    • Anyone interested in building knowledge and skills for computational research
    • All research disciplines and skill levels are welcome to register. Some courses may require some pre-requisite knowledge. Check the course descriptions for more details.


    • Any courses listed as “Introduction to…” do not require any pre-requisite skills or knowledge.
    • Other courses may require base level knowledge or programming skills. Check the course descriptions for more details.
    • All academic participants must have a Compute Canada account. To register for a Compute Canada account, click here. Non-academic registrants will be provided a temporary guest account.
    • We strongly encourage all participants to obtain an Eduroam account through their institution. This will provide you with a reliable wifi network connection while on campus. To get an Eduroam account, contact your local IT Department.


    More Information:

    If you have questions or would like more information on the WestGrid Summer School, please contact Alex Razoumov – alex.razoumov@westgrid.ca.