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 email@example.com.
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|
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.
Support / Resources
- Unsure if your project is a fit for the RAC? Ask our technical experts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have general questions? Consult the RAC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
- New to the terminology? Consult the Compute Canada Technical Glossary.
- WestGrid RAC Materials:
- A Quick Guide to RAC
- Slides - RAC 2019: Getting Started
- RAC 2019: Updates & Best Practices (a comprehenisve guide)
- WestGrid Information Sessions:
Throughout September & October 2018, WestGrid hosted a series of free information sessions on strategies and best practices for submitting a strong application to the 2019 RAC:
- Compute Canada Q&A webinar:
On October 04, 2018 Compute Canada hosted an online Q&A: