Large-scale data transfer demo is a big win for researchers

December 7, 2021 – Several leading Canadian and international organizations successfully tested large-scale data transfers at SC21, the world’s largest conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Led 

User News: Account Renewals Open for 2021

Compute Canada’s annual Account Renewal season will run from May 5 to June 15, 2021. If you have an active account, you should receive an email notification directing you to 

Results of the 2021 Resource Allocation Competitions

On March 16, 2021, award letters were issued to all applicants to the 2021 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). Allocations started on April 1, 2021, and are valid until the end 


The Federated Research Data Repository is now in Full Production

Portage’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) has officially launched into full production! Full production offers many new features and benefits: Publish research data in a Canadian-owned, bilingual national repository option 

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COVID-19: Opening Up the Data

Pierre-Olivier Quirion is the switchboard operator at the centre of a consortium working to track COVID-19 strains in Quebec. This Rube-Golberg-like operation starts when a sample is swabbed from inside 

Support for COVID-19 research projects

  Canada’s research community is mobilizing to help address the current COVID-19 crisis and the Compute Canada Federation (CCF) has an important role to play in supporting this #ResearchForGood. If 

International Women in HPC Summit

Are you a leader, innovator, researcher, or academic? Do you want to help build an inclusive and diverse HPC community? Join host Simon Fraser University for a one-of-a-kind Summit celebrating 

Mourning victims of Flight PS752

Like all Canadians, we were shocked and heartbroken to hear the fate of Ukraine International Airlines PS752, killing all 176 people on board. Nineteen universities and four colleges across Canada 

RAC 2020 Launches on September 24, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the Compute Canada Federation will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what 

RAC 2019 Launches September 27, 2018

On September 27, 2018, Compute Canada will launch our annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be 

Designing New Molecules

Jason Masuda has something in common with the alchemists of old. But instead of trying to turn lead into gold, he’s building substances that have never been seen on Earth 

Silence, we’re flying!

When Professor Stéphane Moreau takes a plane, he’s not like the other passengers. On board, he becomes alert to all of the noises around him. It’s a natural reflex for 

An apple a day

  Though his background is in human genetics, Sean Myles studies the genetic composition of apples. So how did he come to be studying apples? The Associate Professor and Faculty 

High-powered computing superhero

“If there’s a need for computing power to do research, I can probably help.” Julie Faure-Lacroix, a bright-eyed young woman from Laval University, is talking about her job at Calcul 

DHSI 2017 Scholarship Winners Announcement

Compute Canada is pleased to announce its two pairs of scholarships for the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) have been awarded to Andrew McLaughlin and Pawel Pomorski and to 

Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

Toronto, ON – January 20, 2017 – Compute Canada launched its annual Awards of Excellence to recognize exceptional contributions made by the advanced research computing experts that help Canada’s research 

Visualize This! Challenge Winners Announced

A University of Calgary (UofC) research team comprised of Allan Rocha, Usman Alim and Julio Daniel Silva has won Compute Canada’s inaugural “Visualize This!” Challenge. The national competition, organized by 

Supercomputing: Innovation’s Infrastructure

Dugan O’Neil, Chief Science Officer at Compute Canada, shares his passion for “big science” with François Cordeau, National Research Council of Canada   On October 17, 2016 researchers from across 

Sensory studies with important implications

Genomicist Tiffany Timbers readily admits she prefers to concentrate her studies on nematodes (roundworms) and other invertebrates. Simply put, she said she finds the complexity of the mammalian nervous system 

Compute Canada’s Annual Report 2015-2016

Compute Canada’s Annual Report 2015-2016 “Supercomputing: Innovation’s Infrastructure” is now available. Please take a moment to read about our accomplishments of this past year, and learn more about how Compute 

Why these women chose a career in HPC

From left to right: Lesley Shannon, Lucille De Haitre, Gráinne McElroy and Megan Meredith-Lobay   The face of advanced research computing is changing. This year’s Compute Canada conference included more female 


Join Canada’s largest gathering of advanced research computing experts and researchers! HPCS is celebrating its 30th year as it joins forces with CANHEIT to offer a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate 

Technology Plan Update

Compute Canada is currently leading a broad transformation of Canada’s advanced research computing platform, replacing many aging compute and storage systems with modern systems designed to meet today’s science needs. 

CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 Call For Submissions Now Open

Join Compute Canada and CUCCIO June 19-22 in Edmonton, AB for a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and share best practices in higher education IT and data-intensive, computational research. Lead the discussion around ways to advance national initiatives, strategies and vision for building world-class digital infrastructure in Canada. 

Literary history hound

As part of a series, the Canada Foundation for Innovation created five profiles on researchers who unlock the power of big data. By Sharon Oosthoek Susan Brown, University of Guelph 

Particle spotter

As part of a series, the Canada Foundation for Innovation created five profiles on researchers who unlock the power of big data. By Sharon Oosthoek Reda Tafirout, TRIUMF The holy 

Protein Sleuth

As part of a series, the Canada Foundation for Innovation created five profiles on researchers who unlock the power of big data. By Sharon Oosthoek Régis Pomès, SickKids Hospital Spying 

Stephane Moreau

Managing the flow

Stephane Moreau studies the acoustics of transportation systems to minimize health risks Stephane Moreau describes his fields of study as “transportation and ventilation systems” but he admits that when it 

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Compute Canada’s Technology Briefing

Compute Canada is the national resource provider for advanced research computing and big data, delivering a full range of systems and services to researchers. Funding from the Canada Foundation for 

Long-time Compute Canada user and Queen’s professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Spotlight: Preparing Our People for Innovation

As part of the annual report, Compute Canada has highlighted some of its users and their projects. Helping high school students become skilled in computational thinking, programming habits and high performance 

Spotlight: CBRAIN

As part of the annual report, Compute Canada has highlighted some of its users and their projects. CBRAIN is a web-based software that allows neuroimaging researchers to perform computationally intensive analyses 

Genetics DNA

Spotlight: GenAP

As part of the annual report, Compute Canada has highlighted some of its users and their projects. Genetics and Genomics Analysis Platform (GenAP) is a computing platform for life sciences researchers. 

A Vision for Research Excellence in Canada

Compute Canada’s Digital Research Infrastructure Consultations Response Advanced research computing underpins our national prosperity and is a major ingredient in the recipe that will transform our nation from a resource-based 

Spotlight: Globus

As part of the annual report, Compute Canada has highlighted some of its users and their projects. Launched in 2014, the Compute Canada Globus Portal is a fast, reliable, and secure 

Dr. Poul Sorensen

Spotlight: Fusion Genomics

As part of the annual report, Compute Canada has highlighted some of its users and their projects. Fusion Genomics is a Canadian company that was able to transform its discovery research 

Technology Deployment Plan

On July 30th, 2015, Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) announced $30 million funding,  from their Cyberinfrastructure Initiative; this investment is being managed by Compute Canada.   Compute Canada is currently 


Annual General Meeting

Compute Canada hosted its Annual General Meeting in Montreal on September 15th, 2015. In many ways, it was a great opportunity to share the latest developments with approximately 50 attendees. 

Compute Canada Awards of Excellence 2015

Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

Within Compute Canada’s four regions, more than 200 team members and support personnel are distributed from coast to coast, many employed by universities, enabling them to work closely with local research 

Ed Holder

A Message from the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State

As Minister of State for Science and Technology, I am pleased to welcome you to the 29th edition of the High Performance Computing Symposium, hosted by Compute Canada and Calcul 

National advanced research computing site selection results

Compute Canada and its regional partners (ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid) are pleased to announce the institutions nominated to host national advanced research computing (ARC) systems in Compute Canada’s next round of infrastructure funding. 

Canadians lead in transforming genomic data into knowledge to drive medical innovations

Compute Canada and CANARIE, two critical components of Canada’s national digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of GenAP, a tool that enables Canadian researchers to easily access and use genomic data to advance our knowledge of human health and disease. 

Herzberg Medal recipient Axel Becke. (John Sherlock photo)

2014 NSERC Herzberg Medal winner

February 17, 2015 Compute Canada and ACNET provided the essential advanced research computing resources for the 2014 NSERC Herzberg Medal winner. Compute Canada would like to congratulate Dr. Axel Becke, 

HPCS 2015 – First call for papers

HPCS 2015, Canada’s pre-eminent forum for HPC, is now accepting Abstract Submissions ( 

Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

Compute Canada Awards of Excellence

ave you thanked your local support for advanced research computing lately? Employed by your university, or one of Compute Canada’s regional partners such as ACEnet, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario (SHARCnet, 

CFI’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative Consultations

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) recently announced its much-anticipated Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, which earmarks $30 million in two tranches for the renewal and refresh of Compute Canada’s hardware infrastructure. Compute 

Compute Canada’s Infrastructure Renewal Plan Consultations

As part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) cyberinfrastructure initiative, Compute Canada is invited to submit a proposal on behalf of the Canadian Advanced Research Computing community. This proposal 

Big Ideas, Big Data: How genomics will change our world

enomics is the most dynamic, rapidly progressing field of science of the 21st century. But, already, the societal deliverables of this breathtaking field are moving beyond the wealth of information 

Compute Canada demonstrates to parliamentarians how Canadians are transforming science and innovation using advanced research computing

From left to right: Duane Cronin, Darren Grant, Mohhamad Qadir, Dugan O’Neil, Senator Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Donald Hathaway, Minister of State Ed Holder, Mark Dietrich, Guillaume Bourque and Randall Martin. Click 

Compute Canada awards more than $71 million in advanced computing competition to support world-class innovation and research

Spanning nearly every aspect of society — from designing new jet airplanes to treating diseases — advanced research computing is the backbone for research, discovery and innovation. Compute Canada supports world-class research, ranging from answering the profound questions of the universe to designing better automobiles. 

HPCS 2015 – Save The Date!

HPCS 2015, hosted by Calcul Québec and Compute Canada will be held at the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University, in Montréal, from June 15th to June 19th, 2015. Save 

Compute Canada Resource Opportunities 2015

Compute Canada is proud to announce the new Resource Allocation Opportunities for 2015. Compute Canada’s Advanced Research Computing (ARC) resources are accessible to researchers at Canadian academic institutions and may 

HPCS 2014: Accelerating Discovery Through HPC

From June 25 to 27, 2014, Canadian and international researchers across six disciplines will be talking about their discoveries using High Performance Computing (HPC) as part of HPCS 2014. Co‐hosted this 

2014 Ontario Summer School on High Performance Computing

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, May 26-30 University of Toronto, Toronto, June 9-13 Carleton University, Ottawa, July 7-11 (Registration opening soon) The Ontario Summer School on High Performance and Technical Computing is an 

Compute Canada & CANARIE Response to TC3+ Consultation Paper: “Capitalizing on Big Data: Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada”

In October 2013, Canada’s federal research granting agencies — the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health