Mr. Mark Dietrich, President and CEO of Compute Canada, Canada’s national advanced research computing platform, today announced 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, which result from Compute Canada’s most recent
Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) and of the new Research Platforms and Portals Competition (RPP), were announced as part of a Parliament Hill event highlighting the importance of advanced research computing and celebrating the successes of Canadians researchers.
Hosted by the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, the event gathered many parliamentarians including the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), government officials and representatives of the research and innovation community.
The competitively awarded grants will allocate more than $66 million through the RAC and more than $5 million through the RPP competition. These allocations include more than 124,000 core-years of computational power and 15.5 petabytes (15.5 quadrillion bytes) of data storage on Compute Canada’s advanced research computing systems. More info