Compute Canada allocation unlocks multi-million dollar resources for astronomy and particle physics

Compute Canada, the national advanced computing platform that integrates high performance computing infrastructure with academic research facilities, has recently allocated significant resources for UVic researchers in astronomy and in particle physics. These computational resources allow for processing and analysis of vast datasets, e.g. from the Large Hadron Collider and from multiple astronomical observations, as well as massively-parallel computer simulations of stellar and extra-galactic astrophysics and cosmology.

These allocations amount to thousands of core years of computing and many hundreds of terabytes of storage. Details of the 2014 UVic allocation (and for particle physics, collaboration partners at institutions including TRIUMF) are available at the Compute Canada website, here: