Published May 31, 2021 | Version v1
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Current State of Advanced Research Computing in Canada

  • 1. Digital Research Alliance of Canada
  • 2. Calcul Québec
  • 3. University de Montréal
  • 4. Compute Ontario
  • 5. Mount Allison University
  • 6. Ontario Technology University
  • 7. University of Toronto


This Current State report summarizes the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) landscape in Canada, and documents strengths, challenges and opportunities for the current ARC ecosystem and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance). The report is written by the Alliance ARC Working Group and reflects the team’s view and emphasis. This report is not the Alliance’s formal statement of the current state of ARC in Canada. The intent of this work is to help the Alliance to build on the current state and chart a path forward that advances ARC in coordination with other digital research infrastructure (DRI) elements to support research excellence in Canada. Findings and observations in this document, alongside the Research Data Management (RDM) and Research Software (RS) Current State Assessment publications, are meant to provide counsel and background information to the Alliance analysts and management, the Alliance Board, and the Alliance Researcher Council in order to support the needs assessment process, and the Alliance’s New Service Delivery Model, Strategic Plan and Funding development processes.


Funded by the Government of Canada



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Report: 10.5281/zenodo.6554176 (Handle)
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