Feb 19, 2021

DMCBH and UBC ARC – UBC Digital Research Infrastructure Showcase

12:30pm-2:00pm, Feb 19, 2021

Online via Zoom
Dynamic Brain Circuits Cluster and UBC ARC

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC), in partnership with Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), will showcase UBC ARC digital research infrastructure: Sockeye and Chinook on Feb 19, 2021, at 12:30pm.  This talk will provide an introduction to UBC ARC services, including the high-performance computing system and object storage platform, as well as firsthand testimonies from DMCBH researchers Jennifer Ferris, PhD Candidate, and Jonathan Doucette, PhD Candidate, on how Sockeye has helped expedite their research.  The presentation will conclude with a demonstration on the application process, use of MATLAB on Sockeye, and introduction to ARC staff available for consults and assistance.  

All Attendees Welcome!  

When: Feb 19, 2021 

Time: 12:30 pm PST 

Connect on Zoom:  


Meeting ID: 168 788 388 

Passcode: 778293 



UBC ARC Sockeye is a high-performance computing platform available to UBC researchers across all disciplines. With nearly 16,000 CPU cores and 200 GPUs, Sockeye is deigned to significantly increase UBC’s computing capacity and supplement resources available on national platforms. 

UBC ARC Chinook is a new object storage platform, available to all UBC researchers. With an initial 5 PB of storage, it has been designed to increase storage capacity to meet the immediate needs of UBC researchers.  


Speaker Bios: 

Jonathan Doucette: Jon is a PhD student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy studying MRI physics under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Rauscher. Jon's work focuses on investigating brain tissue microstructure through MRI signal simulations, as well as accelerating MRI post-processing algorithms using Bayesian deep learning. 

Jennifer Ferris: Jenn is a PhD Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences, working under the supervision of Dr. Lara Boyd. Her research employs multimodal neuroimaging to study brain damage related to stroke and cerebral small vessel disease. 

Questions email/contact: arc.support@ubc.ca