Transition From ACENET Computing Clusters to New National Systems Has Begun

October 2, 2017

Users of ACENET’s four main advanced computing clusters (Mahone, Fundy, Placentia and Glooscap) have begun to migrate their data and get set up on one of the new Compute Canada state-of-the art systems. The process will be complete by 31 March 2018, at which time these four clusters will be decommissioned.

The target dates by which users should be prepared to leave each system are as follows:

  • Mahone, 15 November 2017
  • Fundy, 31 November 2017
  • Placentia, 31 January 2018
  • Glooscap, 28 February 2018

Some of these transfers involve large files, and the process of installing and testing software on a new cluster can take time, so we’re staggering the dates to make it easier for everyone.

As the target date for each cluster approaches we will communicate with its users, providing instructions and resources for migration. There will be at least one month provided to complete the migration.

However, there is no need to wait! Anyone wishing to begin using the new national clusters immediately is encouraged to do so. Check out our Wiki for further information.

There is also lots of training available on using the new Cedar and Graham clusters. Just refer to our training page.

Support throughout and following the transition process will be handled via

While this new national infrastructure is not located in Atlantic Canada, ACENET will continue to be the primary support organization for research groups in Atlantic Canada, providing training, research consulting, and troubleshooting. Reach out to your local team, or contact us at