Calcul Quebec’s new supercomputer Béluga is now available to Canadian researchers

Calcul Québec’s new supercomputer, Béluga, is now available to Canadian researchers at the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal. Funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Government of Québec and the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Béluga is named after the white whales found in the St. Lawrence River. Canada’s latest supercomputer is the result of combined efforts from McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke.

Béluga is a heterogeneous supercomputer designed to tackle a variety of workloads. Béluga is Canada’s fifth supercomputer after Cedar at Simon Fraser University, Arbutus at the University of Victoria, Niagara at the University of Toronto, and Graham at the University of Waterloo. To read more about Canada’s new supercomputing asset, log on to