The largest providers of Advanced Research Computing in Ontario are four consortia hosted by Ontario universities:

Center for Advanced ComputingSharcNetSciNetHPC4Health

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.

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.

Government Sponsors

Compute Ontario gratefully acknowledges our government sponsors for their support of advanced research computing in Ontario.

National and Regional Partners

Compute Ontario is the largest of four regional advanced computing consortia that are partners in Compute Canada. Working with regional organizations, Compute Canada leads the acceleration of research innovation at the national level and provides essential Advanced Research Computing services and infrastructure for all Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors.
  ACEnet – The Atlantic Computational Excellence Network is a consortium of Atlantic Canadian Universities
  Calcul Québec – a research consortium consisting of all Quebec universities and colleges
  Westgrid – encompasses 15 partner institutions across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba