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Advanced Research Computing

Concordia University is a member of Calcul Québec and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (Alliance). The team of analysts at Concordia are trained to offer support, consultation and training on the use of advanced research computing resources hosted within the DRAC.

Who can use it?

All Canadian academic researchers and their groups can have access to the computing, storage or cloud resources offered at Calcul Québec and the Alliance. To access the services, you need to apply for an account at the Alliance. The default access resources and the procedure to request additional resources are described here. If you need help with completing the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How much does it cost?

The resources and services are free.

Support and Consultations

Calcul Québec and Compute Canada User Support

You may contact the Alliance user support team for technical assistance. The support team is available for any ARC resource usage question including account creation, resource access, software installation, code optimization and advice on any technical issues. You may also contact the Concordia ARC support team directly.

Grant Development

Our team can also aid in the preparation of grant applications that include the acquisition of ARC resources to be hosted at Concordia or a Calcul Québec site.


Calcul Québec offers training throughout the year from beginner to advanced topics on using ARC resources. More workshops are offered from canadian regional partners: WestGridACENET and Compute Ontario. Our Concordia analysts can also offer personalized training for your particular research interests; please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.


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