Compute Canada RAC 2017 Q&A Session

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Each fall, Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) host a Call for Proposals process for allocations of compute or storage resources. Applications submitted to these competitions are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence. These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies.

On Thursday, October 13, Compute Canada is hosting an online Question & Answer (Q&A) Session to outline important changes to the RAC 2017 process and to answer your questions about this year's competitions.

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Compute Canada RAC 2017 Q&A (English)
Thursday, Oct 13
12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern

How to Participate:

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Click the green “REGISTER" button on this Eventbrite page.

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You can join this Q&A session in two possible ways. When you register, please indicate your preferred method of participation:

  • Watch online via a live webcast
    Participants can view the presentation but questions must be submitted via email to

  • Connect via Vidyo
    Participants can view the presentation and ask questions live.

French Language Session:

This Q&A Session will also take place in French on October 14:

Concours d'allocation de ressources 2017, session d'information
Vendredi 14 octobre 2016
de 10 h 00 à 12 h, heure avancée de l'Est

About the 2017 Competitions:

In 2017, researchers will be able to apply to two resource allocation competitions:

  • Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition
    The Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) competition is targeted specifically at applications that create new or support existing research platforms or portals. Allocations in this competition may be awarded over multiple years, up to a maximum of three years.

  • Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition
    The Resources for Research Groups (RRG) competition is targeted at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need of additional compute or storage resources. Allocations are awarded based on the quality of the science, quality of the research team, and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP).

For more information, visit the Compute Canada website or email

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