Research Computing Resources
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OTHERS PLEASE CONTACT UBC IT AT WWW.IT.UBC.CA.
For researchers doing serious computational research requiring Linux software libraries, toolkits, bulk storage, data archival, virtual servers, computing clusters, I highly recommend you check out Westgrid’s freely provided resources.
Extensive Research Software List: Free Access
Computing Clusters: Free Access
Secure Cloud Storage – 50GB Free
In addition to Westgrid’s offerings, Compute Canada has competing and complimenting research resources available to researchers for free.
• large scale computation
• large memory machines
• accelerated systems (GPUs)
• scientific gateways, portals, etc.
• cloud services
• high-throughput storage and compute systems
• archival storage
How to get an account?
To sign up for your own WestGrid account, you must first create a Compute Canada Database (CCDB) account. This requires that you confirm that your PI already has an account themselves. If they do not have an account, you cannot get an account.
Then you must sign up for a WestGrid Account:
Check them out and/or swing by our office with any questions you may have.