Compute Canada-Calcul Québec-Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Supercomputers, information technology experts, analysts, high-performance computing (HPC) training. This facility is part of the pancanadian high-performance computing network managed by Compute Canada.

Areas of expertise

High-performance computing (HPC) is an essential tool for innovation, and its importance is growing. It used to be reserved for researchers and companies specializing in fluid dynamics, physics and chemistry. Today, in addition to modelling and digital simulation, HPC encompasses data mining, the use of complex databases and digital processing of data. Supercomputers require sophisticated programming techniques, which in turn require appropriate training that you may lack. Companies can call on Calcul Québec’s expertise to obtain project support and make the best use of equipment.

Research services

The Calcul Québec teams are at your service, to :

  • Introduce you to HPC environments
  • Advise you about the best technologies for your project
  • Help you use HPC to become more productive
  • Help you adapt your applications to HPC infrastructure

More specifically, we will help you:

  • Parallelize codes (MPI, OpenMP, Pthreads)
  • Implement new algorithms
  • Optimize codes and build interfaces for using mathematical libraries
  • Couple two existing applications
  • Add control points that allow you to reboot a code that has been interrupted before full execution
  • Adapt a code to Nvidea graphics cards
  • Visualize
  • Design new codes
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Automotive
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Consumer durables
  • Consumer non-durables
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
  • Transportation




Calculation server


Calculation server


Graphics-card-based calculation server

Tape archiving




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