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AC3 Atlantic Canada Computing Consortium. Mark Whitmore Memorial University of Newfoundland. Founding. 1999 Memorial-based CFI project Memorial, UPEI, UNB, St. Francis-Xavier Memorial center + remote development systems. Statement of Intent on HPC Atlantic Canada Computing Consortium: AC3

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ac3 atlantic canada computing consortium

AC3Atlantic Canada Computing Consortium

Mark Whitmore

Memorial University of Newfoundland

founding
Founding
  • 1999 Memorial-based CFI project
  • Memorial, UPEI, UNB, St. Francis-Xavier
  • Memorial center + remote development systems
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Statement of Intent on HPC

Atlantic Canada Computing Consortium: AC3

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August 29, 1999

MUN, UPEI, St. F-X and UNB agree to work together with the general goal of developing a research infrastructure in HPC and visualization for the benefit of the Atlantic Canada research community, within the overall framework of C3.ca. We intend to:

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Cooperate in the establishment of HPC infrastructure, including CFI-related funds and future applications to the CFI
  • Develop policies of sharing, bartering and otherwise providing access to HPC resources, including hardware and human
  • Pursue cooperative offerings of advanced training and grad level courses in the computational science and HPC
  • Establish an advisory board with one rep. From each university and other organizations to carry out these intentions
ac3 membership
AC3 Membership
  • Memorial, UNB, St FX, UPEI
  • NRC
    • Institute for Marine Dynamics (St. John’s)
    • Institute for Marine Biosciences (Halifax)
  • Dalhousie, U. de Moncton, Saint Mary’s
current systems
Current Systems
  • Memorial CVC
    • 28 cpu Onyx 3400 with visualization, 5 Octane SE’s, new central area, 3 remote platforms, DEC Alpha 4100
    • NRC, Operation ONLINE, 3 other universities
  • University of New Brunswick: ACRL
    • 16 cpu IBM SP
  • Dalhousie
    • 8 cpu IBM SP
  • Saint Mary’s
    • 10 cpu SUN Enterprise 4500
sample research interests
Sample Research Interests
  • Soft Matter Condensed Matter Physics
    • Memorial, Dalhousie, UPEI, St FX
  • Oceanography
    • Memorial (2 campuses), Dalhousie
  • CFD
    • NRC, Memorial, Dalhousie, ??
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Saint Mary’s
  • Bioinformatics
    • UNB, Dalhousie, Genome Atlantic
  • Quantum Chemistry
    • Everywhere – there’s no escape
challenges
Challenges
  • Geography
    • We’re big!
    • Four provinces, two (or three) islands, 12 universities with 14 campuses
    • Costs of travel, networking
  • Money
    • No match for CFI, (no OIT or ORDCF, little industry)
    • Operating funds
    • Renewal funds
  • Personnel – critical masses
  • Provincial mandates
needs and opportunities
Needs and Opportunities
  • Operating support
  • Complementary systems and software
  • Community of technical people (TASP)
  • Regional applications (CFI, AIF-like)? Virendra, do we have something here??
  • Ease of access to national and international systems
  • Organizational structure that addresses the needs of researchers for access to and effective use of HPC resources as the top priority
  • Local systems for HQP development