About WestGrid

What Is WestGrid?


WestGrid is one of four regional HPC consortia that operate and support the Compute Canada - Calcul Canada national platform of supercomputing resources, which brings together computer and data facilities, computational expertise, and hundreds of academic researchers to tackle some of Canada’s biggest research challenges. Compute Canada - Calcul Canada serves a user community across the country in disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to arts and humanities. The partner institutions and resource centres that comprise the national platform are hubs of interdisciplinary computational research. Together, these distributed computing facilities work collaboratively to provide the expertise and resources necessary to give Canada’s researchers and innovators access to world-class technologies.

As one of Compute Canada - Calcul Canada’s largest regional divisions, WestGrid encompasses 14 partner institutions across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its user community is supported by a distributed and cohesive team of technical staff and system architects.

 

Who Are The Partners?


British Columbia
University of Victoria
University of British Columbia
Simon Fraser University
University of Northern British Columbia

Alberta
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
The Banff Centre
Athabasca University

Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan
University of Regina

Manitoba
University of Manitoba
The University of Winnipeg
Brandon University

 

Funding Partners

Canada Foundation for Innovation
CANARIE
NSERC

 

Government Partners
Goverment of British Columbia
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Government of Saskatchewan
Manitoba Government 

 

Network Partners

CANARIE
BCNET
Cybera
SRnet
MRnet

 

Industry Partners

Appro
Dell
HP
IBM
SGI