Compute Canada RAC 2020 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 beyond what can be obtained via the Rapid Access Service.

These competitions are open to researchers from all disciplines based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding from the federal granting agencies.

RAC 2020 will launch on September 24, 2019. To learn more about this year's competitions, we are hosting an online Q&A Session. Everybody is welcome.

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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RAC 2020 Q&A (English)

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern

How to Participate:

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

On October 8, join this Q&A session via VidyoConnect. (Connection details will be sent to participants closer to the date.)

Séance en français :

Cette séance de questions et réponses se déroulera également en français le 9 octobre :

Séance d’information sur le Concours d'allocation de ressources 2020

Mercredi 9 octobre 2019

12h à 13h30 (HAE)


About the 2020 Competitions:

Researchers can apply to two resource allocation competitions:

  • Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition
    The Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition is aimed at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need of compute, storage or cloud resources at a scale beyond that available from local institutional or provincial resources. It is intended for faculty members from all disciplines and their sponsored users. Allocations are awarded typically for 1 year.

  • Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition
    The Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition enables communities to develop research projects that improve access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and facilities, or advance national or international research collaborations. The RPP Competition is focussed solely on scientific gateways. RPP allocations can be awarded for a maximum of 3 years.

For more information on RAC 2020, visit the Compute Canada website or email

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