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Programming Competition

The dedicated programming support competition provides support for computational projects of exceptional potential that will have lasting impact and value and that require significant support from SHARCNET to proceed. A central goal is to enable projects from disciplines that are traditionally not major users of HPC. Applications will also be entertained from established HPC disciplines particularly if the intent is to develop and introduce new packages, techniques or algorithms that are substantively different than those extant in the field. Applications from teams of faculty, especially if these are inter-disciplinary and/or inter-institutional, are especially encouraged.

Programme Objectives

  • To enable key research projects with the potential for exceptional and lasting impact that require significant programming support to proceed; and
  • To facilitate optimal exploitation of SHARCNET's or Compute Canada's computing infrastructure for internationally leading research.

Open Rounds

A call for proposals for the Round XI competition has been issued in October 2017. Proposals are due by December 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Refer to the application guidelines for more information about this programme. Note that due to the current workload of SHARCNET programming staff, only a limited number of proposals are expected to be awarded in this round.

The web-based application form is available through the SHARCNET webportal.

***Note that users must have a SHARCNET webportal account in order to access the online form.***

Questions on the competition should be addressed to research-support@sharcnet.ca.

Competition Results