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 here to view the full picture gallery.
On December 2, Compute Canada announced the launch of the Compute Canada Globus Portal, a high-performance file-transfer service designed for Canadian researchers, as well as the allocation of more than $71 million worth of advanced research computing and storage capacity to over 300 research projects, across the country. These allocations result from Compute Canada’s most recent Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and of the new Research Platforms and Portals Competition (RPP). (You can see a short compilation video of this event here.)
The announcements were made as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadian researchers. Hosted by the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, the event gathered many parliamentarians, including the Honourable Senator Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), government officials and representatives of the research and innovation community.