Compute Canada’s Technology Briefing

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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 Innovation (CFI), matching funds from provincial partners and from vendors in the form of in-kind contributions, will enable the significant technology refresh program described below.

This technology briefing document is intended to be circulated to Compute Canada stakeholders and suppliers. It provides status and planning for the technology refresh program resulting from CFI’s cyberinfrastructure initiative, and will be implemented from 2015 through early 2018. It also anticipates planning for future growth.

The total value of this capital program is $75M, to be spent mainly in 2016 and 2017. This reflects a $30M capital grant from CFI, a further $30M from provincial and institutional sources, and $15M of vendor in-kind. By the end of 2017, many legacy systems will have been replaced by new computational systems and storage, totalling over 123,000 CPU cores and 60 PB of storage.

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