Resource Allocation Competitions

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Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
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Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Contact your Unit

Memorial Deadline: RGCS review not required

External Deadline: Thursday 7th, November 2019


The Compute Canada federation invites researchers to apply to the annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC). These competitions give you the opportunity to have access to more compute, storage and cloud resources. Applications submitted are evaluated for both technical feasibility and scientific excellence.

Who should apply?

These competitions are open to researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are eligible to apply for funding to the federal granting agencies. You should consider applying if you need:

• Compute >= 50 Core Year, OR
• Storage >= 10 TBs, OR
• GPUs >= 10 GPU years, OR
• Cloud Compute >= 80 VCPUs, OR
• Persistent Cloud >= 10 VCPUs, OR
• Cloud storage >= 1 TB

Important information

• If your resource needs are less than the limits mentioned above, you may use Compute Canada’s Rapid Access Service and should not submit a RAC application.
• You can view your past resource usage here:
• Visit this page to see the list of resources available for RAC 2020.

How to apply

Proposals must be submitted electronically through the CCDB no later than November 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Key Documents:

• RAC – Overview
• RRG Competition Guide
• RPP Competition Guide
• CCV Submission Guide

Questions about RAC 2020 are welcome by emailing For general inquiries about the process, please visit the RAC Frequently Asked Questions page.

Additional information can be found at Compute Canada webpage.

Funding Sources

Connect Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 23, 2019