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High performance computing

High performance computing (HPC) is a powerful tool in today’s research and allows for large-scale computations of complex systems, for big data analysis, or for data visualization.

HPC systems have thousands of processors, multiple GPUs, hundreds of gigabytes of memory, and terabytes of storage available. Resources are available throughout Canada in the form of large compute clusters provided by the consortia under the umbrella of Compute Canada but also through your own equipment hosted in the university data centres.

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Getting Access

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada is the organization overseeing all of the compute clusters available in Canada. To begin using a cluster, you must first register and open an account.
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