Today Compute Canada launched its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to Compute Canada’s advanced research computing resources. The two competitions — the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition — are open to Canadian research projects from all disciplines (Note: RPP applications are by invitation from its Notice of Intent (NOI) stage). The allocations of compute and storage resources are awarded based on scientific merit, quality of the research team, and development of highly-qualified personnel (HQP).
“While many research groups can meet their needs through our Rapid Access Service (RAS), our Resource Allocation Competitions are aimed at individuals and research groups who require compute and storage resources beyond what RAS provides,” says Dugan O’Neil, Compute Canada Chief Science Officer. “Compute Canada’s resources are behind many of today’s scientific milestones — from measuring gravitational waves in space to breaking new ground in artificial intelligence — and our RAC process helps ensure Canada’s top researchers have access to the resources they need to continue producing excellent science and world-class results.”
Further details on the 2017 Resource Allocation Competitions will be shared in two Q&A Sessions:
Thursday, October 1312:00 – 1:30 pm EDTRegister Online
Friday, October 1410:00 am – 12:00 pm EDTRegister Online