Compute Canada RAC 2018 Q&A Session

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Each fall, Compute Canada invites researchers to apply to our annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and request storage and compute resources. These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies.

Applications submitted to these competitions are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence. Successful applicants receive resources on our available systems and have priority access for these allocations.

To learn more about this year's competitions, as well as important changes to the RAC 2018 process, Compute Canada is hosting an online Q&A Session.

Note: This registration form is for the English session. For more information or to register for the French session, click here. / N. B. Ce formulaire d’inscription est pour la séance en anglais. Pour de plus amples renseignements ou pour vous inscrire à la séance en français, cliquez ici.

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Compute Canada RAC 2018 Q&A (English)

Wednesday, Oct 11

12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern

How to Participate:

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

You can join this Q&A session in two possible ways:

  • Watch online via a live webstream
    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.

Connection details will be sent to participants closer to the date. If you are new to Vidyo, we recommend you download the software now. Go to and click on the green button to download VidyoDesktop.

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Séance en français :

Cette séance de questions et réponses se déroulera également en français le 13 octobre :

Séance d’information sur le Concours d'allocation de ressources 2018

Vendredi 13 octobre 2017

12h à 13h30 (HE)


About the 2018 Competitions:

In 2018, researchers can 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 on RAC 2018, visit the Compute Canada website or email

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