Our Partners

Compute Ontario’s Consortia


Our consortia are the largest providers of advanced computing in Ontario. They are part of the regional supercomputing Centres of Excellence affiliated with Compute Canada. These centres combine cutting-edge computing hardware with world-leading highly qualified personnel. They work with academic researchers in all disciplines. Any qualified researcher at a Canadian university is eligible for an account that would give them access to the consortia’s computational resources. Learn more  about how to access these resources.

Centre for Advanced Computing (consortia led by Queen’s University), formerly known as HPCVL, is comprised of Queen’s University, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and the Royal Military College of Canada, specializing in secure, advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical researchers.

SciNet (consortia led by University of Toronto) is Canada’s largest supercomputer centre, providing Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research on scales not previously possible in Canada.

SHARCNET (consortia led by Western University) is comprised of 18 colleges, universities and research institutes operating a network of high-performance computer clusters across south western, central and northern Ontario.

HPC4Health From genomics to medical imaging, almost every discipline in health-care is dealing with a “Data Deluge” of information. Translating this into something that will ultimately benefit patients requires massive amounts of computation and storage in an environment that is fast, secure, and run with efficiency. HPC4Health is a consortium of health providers who are working together to build the next-generation of compute engine for clinical research.

Collaborators and Affiliates

Compute Ontario serves a wide range of research organizations which have significant Advanced Computing expertise, and/or are heavy users of Advanced Computing.