SHARCNET: A Compute Canada-Compute Ontario facility

The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
What the facility does

Infrastructure and services supporting computational research. This facility is part of the pancanadian high-performance computing network managed by Compute Canada (nationally) and Compute Ontario (provincially).

Area(s) of Expertise

The Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) is a consortium of 18 universities, colleges and research institutes providing a range of high performance computers and software, linked by an advanced fibre optics network. Its overall aim is to promote the use of high-performance computing to accelerate the production of research results for researchers, Canadian industries, the economy and society in general. SHARCNET is a leading provider of this critical enabling technology and of training for highly qualified experts in computation. Thus, it plays a major role in supporting innovation in both academic and industrial research environments.

Research Services

Scientific and high performance computing, storage, visualization, programming, HPC technical training

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Defense and security industries
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Health care and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Utilities

Name of specialized facility 

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Throughput cluster

Graham

33,448 cores, serial farming and parallel applications.

 

Orca

8,832 cores, low latency parallel applications.

Storage

Various

50+ PB

Researcher-contributed systems 

Various

Totalling 1000+ cores for a variety of special needs and serves as a general pool of resources for serial and parallel applications.

Title

URL

Various articles

 https://www.sharcnet.ca/my/news/community/

Information on infrastructure, systems and services available at all sites managed by Compute Canada and/or Compute Ontario

https://computecanada.ca/en/resources

or

https://computeontario.ca