Compute Canada announces the 343 recipients of its 2016 computing and storage allocations competitions, known as the Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and the Research Platforms and Programs (RPP) competition. The projects represent a diverse range of science areas and benefits to Canadians, from research in text analytics to brain imaging simulations to developments in green energy production to spacecraft design.
Advanced research computing (ARC) and research data management tools are essential components for today’s modern research requirements. Access to these resources and expert support are key to producing world-class results.
“Each year the allocation process has become more competitive as demand for our resources continues to grow beyond existing capacity, and this year was no different,” said Dugan O’Neil, Compute Canada Chief Science Officer.
Compute Canada received a total of 366 applications from research projects across the country. Compared to 2015, this year’s applications on average requested 16% more computing resources, 34% more storage, and 123% more GPU computing resources. More info