Major Investments Boost UVic’s Arbutus Cloud

The University of Victoria’s Arbutus Cloud, managed by Research Computing Services, revolutionizes data processing, sharing, and storage with speeds far surpassing desktop computers. It supports over 1,000 Canadian research teams and millions globally.

On June 3, federal and provincial governments highlighted its importance with substantial funding: $10.28 million from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada and up to $6.14 million from British Columbia. 

The upgrade will boost UVic’s cloud infrastructure with enhanced storage and computing power, featuring efficient water cooling that repurposes warm water for heating, supporting UVic’s 2050 climate-positive goal. Learn More>>  Learn more >>