MCGILL HPC

MCGILL HPC

Inaugurated in 2011, McGill HPC is a research consortium for high-performance computing (HPC). Headed by Professor Nikolas Provatas from McGill, the consortium includes McGill University, Laval University and the Université du Québec network. McGill HPC uses three super computers at two computing centres, one at ÉTS – where it occupies a 5,000-square-foot space – and the other at Laval University. The centre is also part of the Compute Quebec HPC network, and its bank of computers – the second most powerful in Canada – is accessible to about 1,000 researchers at 50 universities across the country. The computing power offered by McGill HPC facilities makes a crucial contribution to accelerating potential innovations and developing collaborative projects with industry partners.