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Compute Canada Resource Allocation Competitions launch on SEPT 24
On September 24, 2019, the Compute Canada Federation will launch its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC), a peer-reviewed process to grant priority access to storage and compute resources beyond what can be obtained via its Rapid Access Service.
These competitions are open to Canadian research projects from all disciplines. Applications are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence.
|Fast Track Submissions *by invitation only||September 24 – October 24, 2019|
|Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition||September 24 – November 7, 2019|
|Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition||September 24 – November 7, 2019|
|Online Q & A Session||October 8, 2019|
|RPP 2019 Progress Report submissions||November 14 – December 20, 2019|
|All RAC 2020 applicants notified of results||Late March 2020|
|RAC 2020 allocations implemented||Early April 2020|
This year, the scientific evaluation criteria has changed. Applicants are encouraged to read the competition guides carefully for this new information:
- 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 what is available via the Rapid Access Service. 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 is available (by invitation only) for users with existing RRG allocations who meet specific criteria.
For the full RRG competition guidelines, please click here.
- 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 2020 is focussed solely on scientific gateways. RPP allocations can be awarded for a maximum of 3 years.
For the full RPP competition guidelines, please click here.
- An updated Canadian Common CV is required for the submission of an RPP or an RRG application.
- Consult the CCV Submission Guide for further instructions.
New to the RAC or interested in learning more about the competition changes for 2020?
Tune into Compute Canada's online RAC 2020 Q&A Session:
Tuesday, October 08
9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific (12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern)
Click here to register online