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

Infrastructure and services supporting computational research. 

Areas of expertise

The Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) is a consortium of 19 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. This facility is part of the pancanadian high-performance computing network managed by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (nationally) and Compute Ontario (provincially).

Research services

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

Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Utilities
Equipment Function
Graham Throughput Cluster40,000 cores, serial farming and parallel applications.
Storage50+ PB
Researcher-contributed systems Totalling 1000+ cores for a variety of special needs and serves as a general pool of resources for serial and parallel applications.
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