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Compute Canada: Resource Allocation Competitions – Q&A Sessions October 4, 5, 2018

When Oct 04, 2018 12:00 PM to
Oct 05, 2018 01:30 PM
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Compute Canada: Resource Allocation Competitions

Compute Canada has invited researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) to request storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service.

review Rapid Access Service at

Researchers are able to apply to two RAC.

1)  Research Platforms and Portals (RPP), the objective: to enable communities to develop research projects that improve access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and facilities, or advance national or international research collaborations. 
The RPP competition is focussed solely on scientific gateways.

2)  Resources for Research Groups (RRG), the objective:  to enable faculty members, from all
disciplines, and their sponsored users to access compute, storage, or cloud resources
at a scale beyond that available from local institutional or provincial resources.

announcement site:

Question & Answer (Q&A) Sessions

Compute Canada is hosting two Q&A Sessions on October 4 (English session) and October 5, 2018 (French session) to outline important changes to the RAC 2018 process, and to answer questions.

12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

Register (Oct. 4):

Register (Oct. 5):


Compute Canada is not a funding agency.


RPP:  Allocations (i.e., computing power and storage) may be awarded for a maximum 3 years.

RRG:  Allocations are available for 1 year.

Application process:

The Compute Canada application deadline is November 8, 2018.

ROADS contact:

Christina Pellegrini, Senior Advisor, at or extension 27207