Data Development and Computation Laboratory (LACED)

HEC Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Management of access to databases and specialized software.

Area(s) of Expertise

The laboratory manages the access to a set of databases in a variety of management fields (economic, financial, marketing, etc.) and the usage of specialized software that enables the processing of this data through scientific calculations and mathematical simulations.  The infrastructure is used for a wide variety of research work, including multidisciplinary research, conducted by professors and graduate students. Current and future research themes include distribution management and logistics, integrated risk management, governance, macroeconomics, mathematical finance, data mining and energy and environmental management.

Research Services

Access to computer equipment, software, and databases,

Sectors of Application
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Transportation

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Data Development and Computation Laboratory

27 servers:

10 – Intel Xeon X7550 @ 2.00GHz (8 cores, 2 processors); 128 GB RAM

 

3 – Intel Xeon E5-2680 @ 2.70GHz (8 cores, 2 processors); 128 GB RAM

 

14 – Intel Xeon E5-2667 @ 3.20GHz (8 cores, 2 processors); 384 GB RAM

Operating system: Redhat

 

26 workstations:

  • 6 – HP xw8600 (4 3.00‑GHz, 4‑GB RAM cores)
  • 8 – HP Z800 (12 3.3‑GHz, 16‑GB RAM cores)
  • 3 – HP Z820 (12 3.3-GHz 128-GB RAM cores)
  • 3 – Lenovo P700 (8 3.5-GHz 128-GB RAM cores)
  • 6 – Lenovo P900 (16 3.1-GHz 128-GB RAM cores)
  • Operating system: Windows 7

 

Software:

  • Windows
  • Matlab
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • SPSS
  • Scientific Workplace
  • Lyx
  • Linux
  • Matlab Distributed Computing
  • Ox
  • C, C++,Fortran and Java compilers
  • Stata-mp
  • SAS
  • R
  • Cplex
  • GAMS
  • Gauss
  • RATS

 

Databases:

  • CRSP
  • Stock database
  • Indices database
  • Treasury Bill database
  • Mutual Fund
  • Osiris (accounting information about international companies)
  • Compustat
  • North America
  • Global
  • Execucomp
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • TAQ (1998-2013)
  • Toronto Stock Exchange
  • CFMRC (historical data)
  • Equity-Trades And Quotes Files (1998-2002)
  • Thomson Financial
  • Merge & Acquisition
  • Global new issues
  • Datastream
  • I/B/E/S (details, summary)
  • FISD (Fixed Invest Securities database)
  • NAICS (National Association of Insurance Commissioners)
  • TRACE
  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)
  • CDS (GFI Product)
  • OptionMetrics
  • Moody’s Credit Risk

 

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Recherche Québec
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Fédération des caisses Desjardins
  • CGI
  • Hydro-Québec
  • SAP Canada
  • Rio Tinto Alcan
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Canada
  • Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Statistics Canada
  • Réseau de transport de Longueuil

Title

URL

News HEC Montréal – December 2012

http://www.hec.ca/nouvelles/2012/nouv_2012109_lancement_LACED.html

News HEC Montréal – June 2009

http://www.hec.ca/nouvelles/2009/nouv2009039.html