Names, Terms, and Acronyms


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ACENET

ACENET is a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada serving the computationally intense and large scale data research needs of its researchers. ACENET is a regional partner with Compute Canada. URL: https://www.ace-net.ca/


Advanced Computing

Advanced computing utilizes high-performance computing, scientific visualization, data analysis, data science, storage, and/or cloud systems to perform computations.


Advanced Research Computing

Advanced research computing (ARC) includes (but is not limited to) high performance computing, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, big data, visualization, storage, software, portals, and platforms involved with research at Canadian academic and research institutes.


Arbutus

Arbutus is a cloud managed by WestGrid, located at the University of Victoria, and is a national system. See https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Cloud for more information.


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bélgua

Béluga is a compute cluster located at l'École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec and is one of the national systems. Its login nodes can be accessed via SSH by connecting to beluga.computecanada.ca. Its Globus endpoint is computecanada#beluga-dtn. See https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Beluga for more information.


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Calcul Québec

Calcul Québec (CQ) is a consortium of Québec universities brought together by the Advanced Research Computing needs of the research community needs of its members. CQ is a regional partner with Compute Canada. URL: http://www.calculquebec.ca/

cedar

Cedar is a compute cluster located at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and is one of the national systems. Its login nodes can be accessed via SSH by connecting to cedar.computecanada.ca. Its Globus endpoint is computecanada#cedar-dtn. See https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Cedar for more information.


Centre for Advanced Computing

The Centre for Advanced Computing supports Advanced Computing Research in partnership with Compute Ontario and Queen's University. URL: https://cac.queensu.ca/


Compute/Calcul Ontario

Compute/Calcul Ontario is a federation of consortia in Ontario serving the Advanced Research Computing and Big Data needs of researchers. CO is a regional partner of Compute Canada. URL: https://computeontario.ca/


Compute Canada Federation

Compute Canada Federation (CCF) is a national entity representing at the federal level its regional partners' and members' Canadian researchers to enable and support their world-class research using Advanced Research Computing strategies. CCF is comprised of these provincial-level organizations: ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute/Calcul Ontario, and WestGrid. URL: https://www.computecanada.ca/


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