Upcoming Compute Canada Consultations

January 26, 2016

Compute Canada is seeking input from researchers and other stakeholders in preparation for its upcoming submission to CFI for Major Science Initiatives (MSI) funding. The funding proposal will address the operational needs and updated capital plan for advanced research computing infrastructure over the period 2017-2022.

The SPARC-2 consultations will inform this submission, so all disciplines are encouraged to share domain-specific forecasts, advanced research computing (ARC) needs, and their data storage and preservation requirements.

There are three ways to participate. First, ACENET will be hosting three consultation sessions. These will be led by Compute Canada executives, who will provide updates and gather feedback.

  • February 9th, 9:30-11:30am, St. John’s NL, Memorial University, Science Building, Room SN4078
  • February 10th, 9:30-11:30am, Halifax NS, Dalhousie University, Student Union Building, Room 307
  • February 11th, 9:30-11:30am, Fredericton NB, University of New Brunswick, Wu Conference Centre, Room 204

Please register for these events. Researchers can also choose to submit White Papers addressing the future needs of specific research disciplines or institutions. The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2016.

Finally, you can complete an online survey.

Input is welcomed from researchers, students, faculty, librarians, and the broader group of -Compute Canada/ACENET stakeholders.

For more information on SPARC-2, please visit the Compute Canada website, or contact info@ace-net.ca.