Created in 2012, Compute Canada (CC) is a nonprofit organization that works with postsecondary institutions and regional partners to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of Canada’s national advanced research computing (ARC) platform. This includes the delivery of ARC infrastructure and national services that allow CC’s partners to collaborate and directly serve researchers across the country.
On behalf of the Compute Canada Federation, Compute Canada is responsible for:
- coordination and facilitation of all shared decision-making and management of operational activities related to the effective and efficient delivery of Canada’s national ARC platform;
- facilitation of strategic and operational planning;
- coordination and development of all performance reporting and other funder requirements on behalf of lead Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) administrative institutions;
- attribution of CFI MSI dollars on behalf of Western University;
- liaison with federal funders and other federal digital research infrastructure (DRI) organizations;
- policy and thought leadership;
- and coordination of shared initiatives that are key to delivery of the national ARC platform (i.e., cybersecurity, the Resource Allocation Competition process and the Compute Canada Database).