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RAC 2019: Summary Details, Key Dates, and Information Links

Note: This page provides an summary overview of Compute Canada's 2019 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). Please refer to the Compute Canada website for the most up-to-date and detailed information about the RAC. Questions about the RAC can be sent at any time to  


Key Dates for 2018-19

The 2019 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) launched on September 27, 2018.

Fast Track Submissions (by invite only) Sept 27 to Oct 25, 2018
RRG and RPP 2019 competitions open Sept 27, 2018
Q & A Session Oct 4, 2018 - watch the recording
RRG and RPP 2019 submissions due Nov 8, 2018 - no extensions
All RAC 2019 applicants notified of results Late March 2019
RAC 2019 allocations implemented Early April 2019

Competition Guides

Please note, Compute Canada resources are limited and thus applications may be scaled based on supply and demand. Refer to each Guide (either RRG or RPP) for the Evaluation Criteria specific to that competition.

For RAC 2019, researchers can apply to the following resource allocation competitions:

  • Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition
    This competition is aimed at applications from individuals or small groups of researchers in need of compute, storage or cloud resources at a scale beyond that available from local institutional or provincial resources. It is intended for faculty members from all disciplines and their sponsored users. Allocations are awarded typically for 1 year.
    • A Fast Track application process for the RRG Competition is available (by invitation only) for users with existing RRG allocations who meet specific criteria.
  • Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition
    This competition enables communities to develop research projects that improve access to shared datasets, enhance existing online research tools and facilities, or advance national or international research collaborations. RPP 2019 is focussed solely on scientific gateways. RPP allocations can be awarded for a maximum of 3 years.


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More Information

Visit the Resource Allocation Competitions page on the Compute Canada website or send enquiries at any time to