ACENET is a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada created in 2003 to serve the computationally intense and large scale data needs of researchers in this region.

Users can access high performance (HPC), big data, cloud and graphical processing unit (GPU) computing, storage, and a large-scale file transfer platform. These tools enable complex numerical modelling, large-scale simulations, testing scalability of solutions and easy sharing of data.

Humanities and social sciences groups benefit from the data management and analytics tools available, as well as the Compute Canada cloud that allows them to build web-based platforms or portals, opening up new ways of analyzing data.

No experience is required and there are no fees for researchers and their groups. ACENET’s team of technical specialists help you get started, and provide extensive training, expertise and ongoing support.

ACENET is a regional partner with Compute Canada, the national organization responsible for advanced research computing in Canada. Through Compute Canada, we provide access to resources located across the country, and represent Atlantic regional needs at the national table.

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