FAQ for Prospective Users

If you are new to the WestGrid environment, we hope that the following questions and answers will help you judge whether WestGrid will be worth investigating further. If you have further questions, please see Information for Prospective Users or write to us at support@westgrid.ca .

Who is eligible for a WestGrid account?

WestGrid facilities are designated for Canadian researchers or those collaborating on Canadian research projects. In general, any academic researcher from a Canadian research institution with significant high performance computing requirements to support his or her research may apply for an account on WestGrid.

What is WestGrid?

WestGrid is a consortium of Western Canadian universities and other partners that provides high performance computing resources for Canadian research projects. For more information, click on the "About WestGrid" link in the menu bar above.
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