2012 Compute Canada Allocations

Each year, Compute Canada awards a significant fraction of its computational resources through a grant competition to Canadian researchers; the 2012 award announcement can be found here on this site, and as a PDF here.

The largest, national-scale awards are described immediately below; following that is a summary of all of the awarded resources. A PDF version of the complete list is available here.

The ATLAS Collaboration

ATLAS is an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva which studies proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions at very high energy. At the very moment of collision, the unprecedented energy densities created allow ATLAS to examine the structure of matter at a much finer scales than was possible before, to extend investigations of the fundamental forces of Nature, to understand the origin of matter and to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. Decades of experimental and theoretical development have led us to the brink of understanding the transition in the evolution of the universe when particles of massive matter emerged fractions of a second after the Big Bang. The ATLAS group is confident that they will discover new physics, likely in the form of new particles, at the LHC.

But to make such discoveries requires that the enormous amount of data collected by ATLAS is be analyzed on an international network of high-performance computing centres linked together by Grid tools, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). The availability of Compute Canada resources is crucial to our continued contribution to the groundbreaking discoveries coming from the Large Hadron Collider, the most sought-after of which is the Higgs boson, the particle thought to be central to the mechanism that gives subatomic particles mass. The enormous energy densities resulting from the collisions will also enable searches for physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, such as supersymmetry, quark substructure, and extra dimensions, to name a few.

  • Compute time Allocated: 17,733,000 processor-hours
  • Storage Allocated: 2,820 TB
  • Value of award: $5.16 million

André Bandrauk, Université de Sherbrooke

Time Frequency Spectra The response of molecules to ultrashort, intense laser pulses is the source of a new science – Molecular Photonics – with the aim of controlling the electrons in matter, with applications from chemistry, to biology, to materials science and even quantum information. A major thrust of this new science is dynamic imaging and control of quantum phenomena from the femtoseconds (10-15 seconds) for atomic rearrangements to attoseconds (10-18seconds – a billionth of a billionth of a second) for electron motions themselves. (For an overview of using this technology to view the unfolding of atomic systems, see “Quantum Dynamic Imaging“, co-edited by Prof. Bandrauk.

But to truly understand relativistic quantum effects in molecular systems, one must consider even shorter timescales – zepto seconds, or 10-21 seconds (a millionth of a millionth of a billionth of a second). Progress in this science require the numerical solutions of multidimensional time-dependent Schroedinger (TDSE) and Dirac (TDDE) equations with different time scales- femtosecond for nuclear motion, attosecond for electron motion and finally zeptosecond for relativistic effects. These equations are finally coupled to the laser Maxwell equations to include multiparticle collective effects due to pulse propagation. A major effort involves developing efficient numerical codes for Maxwell-TDSE, on large memory parallel machines based on in-house high level split-operator methods.These methods are now being generalized and developed for the relativistic4-component Dirac equations in intense laser fields with future applications to laser-induced nuclear fusion. Finally the TDSE and TDDE codes will be transported and rendered to a CFI funded CAVE (Computer Assisted Virtual Environment) in order to make MOVIES-Molecular Optical Visualization Imaging of Electrons-a new method of doing research and teaching in Molecular Optics.

  • Compute time Allocated: 73,247,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 141 TB
  • Value of award: $7.13 million

Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence research has been heavily driven by the availability of large quantities of data and by the progress of Machine Learning algorithms designed to exploit it. These developments have led to numerous and ubiquitous applications, such as the search engines we use every day, recommendation systems for books or movies and speech recognition systems. Many learning algorithms require good representations of the data. Learning representations has been one of the central elements in the recent research in the area of Deep Learning. Deep learning algorithms discover multiple layers of representation, with each layer’s representation being defined in terms of the layer below.

Yoshua Bengio’s lab has been among the primary creators of of this new sub-field, with its own workshops and a vibrant community. Prof. Bengio’s team has contributed better understanding of these methods, new Monte-Carlo Markov Chain methods for training them, and completely new principles for learning new representations. In 2011, they won the Unsupervised and Transfer Learning Challenge, an international machine learning competition. Several important scientific questions remain open with respect to all these questions, and we will continue to expand the scale and scope of the application of deep learning methods. With AI-type tasks, scale and computational resources matter a great deal in achieving superior performance, requiring even bigger models (with tens or hundreds of millions of free parameters to be tuned) and bigger datasets (with millions or hundreds of millions of examples). Our current experiments involve loosely-coupled parallelization. These algorithms have important practical application of interest with several industrial partners, in particular Ubisoft, with an NSERC chair. They also allow Prof. Bengio’s group to advance the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence and machine learning research.

  • Compute time Allocated: 1,964,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 19 TB
  • Value of Award: $210,000

Alan Evans, McGill University

Medical imaging research necessitates extensive data processing in order to explore the scientific questions of interest. This need has led to the development of an extensive array of data processing tools and complete processing workflows. However, these tools have been developed across a variable set of software environments, such that the execution of these tools may require specific operating system knowledge or software library configurations which limits the adoption rate of the tools and leads to frequent recreation of similar tools at different sites.

The Evans group has deployed a distributed middleware layer which encapsulate both the software environment and the specific processing tools such that sites can execute processing codes within their ideal environments without having to reconfigure their own computer systems for each set of codes. The CBRAIN web-interface currently interacts transparently with 11 remote clusters and servers across the country and in Europe. The platform has been used by approximately 100 collaborators distributed over 27 cities in 9 countries. Application domains vary from normal brain development to Alzheimers, early onset dementia and schizophrenia.

  • Compute time Allocated: 3,682,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 27 TB
  • Value of award: $383,000

Clinton Groth, University of Toronto

The Groth group at the Institute for Aerospace Studies develops new, advanced, computer algorithms to study the combustion of conventional and alternative fuels in practical devices, such as gas turbine engines. Combustion is inherently a multi-scale process that involves a wide range of complicated physical and chemical phenomena happening together on a wide range of length- and time-scales, making it extremely challenging to study; yet its importance to industrial processes and transportation is vital. Numerical predictions of burning flows rely heavily on reduced mathematical modelling and sophisticated methods to represent the underlying physics and make the problems more manageable. Unfortunately, current techniques and solution algorithms lack the detail of modelling needed to help design the next generation of quiet, high-efficiency, low-emissions combustors. Professor Groth’s group is remedying this situation by applying new and innovative mathematical models and computational tools to improve the understanding of combustion phenomena, and using this new knowledge in the design of more efficient and green engines burning both conventional and alternative fuels, such gaseous and liquid bio-fuels,syngas, ethanol, and bio-diesel. In the longer term, the research is expected to be beneficial to Canadians by enhancing energy security, reducing the environmental impact of combustion, and strengthening competitiveness of key industries in the energy and transportation sectors.

  • Compute time Allocated: 21,915,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 30 TB
  • Value of award: $2.12 million

Andriy Kovalenko, National Institute for Nanotechnology/University of Alberta


The Kovalenko Group develops of methods to predict properties of realistic nanoscience systems, and applies those methods and systems to nanotechnology problems of high industrial importance for Canada. Coupling computational and quantum chemistry with 3D statistical-mechanical molecular theory of solvation for electronic structure and nanocatalysis in solution; theories of electronic structure and quantum transport in molecular electronics nanostructures and nanodevices; statistical-mechanical molecular theory for electrochemistry in nanoporous materials; non-equilibrium statistical-mechanical molecular theory mass and charge transport at nanostructured surfaces and in nanoporous materials; molecular dynamics and coarse-grained dissipative particle dynamics simulations coupled with 3D molecular theory of solvation for solvent environment effects and ligand binding processes in chemical nanostructures and biomolecular systems.

The methodology is being applied to problems inspired and driven by the collaborators of the Kovalenko Group in Canada and worldwide, in academia, national laboratories, and industry.

  • Compute time Allocated: 16,155,000 processor hour
  • Storage Allocated: 3 TB
  • Value of award: $1.54 million

Richard Peltier, University of Toronto


Professor Peltier keeps his eye on planetary climate – from 750 million years ago to far into the future. As founder of U of T’s Centre for Global Change Science, Peltier is known worldwide for his research on global climate change. Using sophisticated mathematical concepts, he has developed powerful models to depict what happened to our climate over the past 750 million years and what is likely to happen in the future—if human behaviour does not change. His models of ice-age climate variability are considered the gold standard for research on climate change.

In 2010, Professor Peltier received the prestigious Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science in recognition of his ongoing contributions to the understanding of Earth systems. The first Canadian to receive the $250,000 award, he joined an impressive roster of previous recipients which includes Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Among the most highly cited earth scientists in the world, Professor Peltier is also a dedicated mentor and teacher. More than 30 doctoral students have received their PhD degrees under his supervision.

  • Compute time Allocated: 12,710,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 370 TB
  • Value of award: $1.67 million

Ue-Li Pen, University of Toronto/Canadian Inst. for Theoretical Astrophysics

Pen’s group at CITA uses Compute Canada resources both to perform extremely large-scale simulations — such as investigating why the Milky Way’s black hole is so quiet — and data-analysis, examining enormous datasets from radio telescopes such as the Green Bay Telescope or the new Canadian CHIME Project.

Pen’s group aims to undertake some of the largest computer simulations ever in this field to examine the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations – the Universe’s original ringing from the Big Bang – which will shed light on the original density and evolution of Dark Energy.

  • Compute time Allocated: 34,011,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 345 TB
  • Value of award: $4.46 million

Régis Pomès, University of Toronto/Hospital for Sick Children


The Pomès group specializes in the development and application of computer simulation techniques to the study of biomolecular processes. Using approaches grounded in statistical mechanics, they examine the structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules; the folding, solvation, aggregation, and binding equilibria of proteins; and the transport of ions across biological membranes. These vital biomedical processes could not be examined at this level of detail without the availability of high-performance computing, and the efficient sampling algorithms developed in the group.

The group’s methodological advances have put them in a unique position to address challenging problems of protein self aggregation, to clarify the basis of protein solvation, and to expand the scope of simulation studies of membrane proteins up to and including the characterization of rare events essential for proper physiological function. Together, these studies will help bridge the gap between microscopic and macroscopic scales of important biological processes and provide meaningful new insight into the molecular basis of human health and disease. Ultimately, these advances will facilitate the development of biomimetic materials such as artificial skin and vascular grafts, as well as new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of numerous pathological ailments including pain, epilepsy, bacterial infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Compute time Allocated: 116,515,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 296 TB
  • Value of award: $11.4 million

Chris Pritchet, University of Victoria / CANFAR


The Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR) supports forefront scientific discovery by Canadian astronomy researchers. CANFAR is an operational research portal for the delivery, processing, storage, analysis, and distribution of very large astronomical datasets. The portal is a collection of web services and middleware systems that connect computing and storage resources with data management and workflow management tools in support of collaborative projects in astronomy.

An innovative but challenging new feature of the research portal is the operation of services that channel the onslaught of telescope data through Canadian networks to the computational grid and data grid infrastructure (components of Compute Canada). CANFAR is currently used by many astronomy projects with users located at many institutions across Canada. These projects are using data generated by peer-reviewed allocations of a significant amount of observing time on three of Canada’s telescopes: the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory as well as data from other facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the MACHO project. Several of these projects are included in the Scientific Justification part of this request. Development of the CANFAR research portal came from a $2.29 million grant to the University of Victoria from the CANARIE Network-Enabled Platforms Program with support from the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (NRC-HIA). NRC is committed to the long-term sustainability of the research portal as a tool and service for astronomers. The portal is operated and maintained by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC). CANFAR eliminates the need for project teams to create project specific infrastructures and enable new projects that may not otherwise be pursued, given the challenges of creating a project infrastructure.

  • Compute time Allocated: 4,383,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 1,000 TB
  • Value of award: $1.65 million

Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary

In the past few years biomolecular simulation has become a critical component of a broad variety of research. Recent advancements through research in biomolecular simulation have significant impacts on many practical problems affecting day-to-day life and include compelling commercial and industrial applications. This applied side of biomolecular simulation is in addition to its traditional importance in fundamental research. The interactions between atoms and molecules are at the basis of every physical, chemical, and biological process.

Molecular simulation uses high performance computing and sophisticated models to understand and predict these interactions. Once primarily the area of statistical mechanics and theoretical physics, molecular simulation has become a powerful and universally used method in physics, chemistry, engineering, material science, biology, biotechnology, drug design, neuroscience and other areas. The Tieleman group are primarily interested in processes involving the cell membrane, the thin layer that envelopes every cell. This membrane plays a key role in biological processes including signalling, transport of nutrients and drugs, cell growth, neurotransmission, and bioenergetics.

  • Compute time Allocated: 39,446,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 150 TB
  • Value of award: $3.93 million

David Zingg, University of Toronto


The aircraft industry is committed to reducing overall CO2 emissions from aviation by 50% by 2050, which will require a great deal of technological progress. Improving aircraft fuel efficiency can address both rising fuel costs and the need to reduce CO2 emissions and is therefore a high priority in future aircraft design. The research of the Zingg group is aimed at drag reduction through novel unconventional aircraft configurations, innovative aerodynamic concepts, and flow control. It spans both the development of algorithms for aerodynamic and multidisciplinary optimization and their application to unconventional configurations and flow control. The long-term objective is to contribute toward the design of the next generation of aircraft with reduced environmental impact.

The Zingg group’s Compute-Canada powered computational research will apply novel computational and optimization methods to develop and evaluate unconventional aircraft concepts, and completely new ways of reducing the drag that planes experience.

  • Compute time Allocated: 28,577,000 processor hours
  • Storage Allocated: 2 TB
  • Value of award: $2.7 million

All 2012 Allocations

 

Institution
Principal Investigator
Project Title
Allocation
Market Value
Acadia University Richard Karsten Numerical Simulations of Tidal Flow with applications to Tidal Energy Development 842,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$81,175
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Tomas Paus Trans-generational Brain & Body Network 1,534,000 processor hours
105 TB storage
$274,931
Compute Canada Kirk Bevan Computational Design of Nanoelectronic Materials 1,753,000 processor hours
3 TB storage
$170,242
Concordia University Clement  Lam Computation of the van der Waerden number w(3,4) 1,140,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$113,180
Marius Paraschivoiu Aerodynamic Simulation of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines 701,000 processor hours $66,620
Gilles Peslherbe Application of Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Materials, Solvation and Biophysics 2,209,000 processor hours
7 TB storage
$218,467
Guillaume Lamoureux Two projects: Large-scale dynamics of metalloproteins and ammonia transport in membrane proteins 3,708,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$358,406
Dalhousie University Christopher Beaumont Modelling the three-dimensional dynamics of geological systems: From sub-sea salt to the Himalayan peaks 955,000 processor hours $90,770
Dalhousie University Stanimir Bonev Matter under extreme conditions: first principles theory and applications 8,766,000 processor hours
20 TB storage
$857,360
École de Technologie Supérieure Azzeddine Soulaïmani Modélisation de l’écoulement dans les turbines hydrauliques complétes 281,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$31,570
École Polytechnique Alain Rochefort Propriétés électroniques et structurales de matériaux électroactifs organiques 1,324,000 processor hours
6 TB storage
$133,128
François  Bertrand Modélisation d’écoulements de fluides et de solides pour les procédés de 3,638,000 processor hours $345,592
Michel  Meunier Nanoplasmonics for cell nanosurgery and surface nanopatterning 526,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$52,426
Hospital for Sick Children Régis  Pomès Computational Studies of Biomolecular Structure and Function 116,515,000 processor hours
296 TB storage
$11,433,145
John  Parkinson Evolution and operation of host-pathogen relationships 929,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$90,733
McGill University Alan  Evans The CBRAIN Neuroinmaging Platform 3,682,000 processor hours
27 TB storage
$382,978
Yi  Huang A GCM-based satellite simulator 877,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$95,580
Daniel  Kirshbaum Cloud-resolving modelling of cumulus convection over complex terrain 438,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$42,868
Hong  Guo Computational modeling of nano-scale electronic devices 9,178,000 processor hours $871,890
Warren Gross Monte-Carlo Simulation of Hardware Optimized Error-Correcting Decoders 964,000 processor hours $91,603
Victoria Kaspi Large-Scale Galactic Surveys for Radio Pulsars 10,519,000 processor hours
13 TB storage
$1,015,297
Guillaume Bourque High-performance computing for high-throughput sequencing and genetic studies 877,000 processor hours
250 TB storage
$390,892
Eric Galbraith Fundamental Controls on Earth System Dynamics 1,341,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$132,333
Wagdi  Habashi Development of Massively Parallel Multi-disciplinary CFD 4,164,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$398,018
Luc  Mongeau High Fidelity Large Eddy Simulation for Aeroacoustics Applications 2,428,000 processor hours
27 TB storage
$263,895
McMaster University Alison  Sills Formation and evolution of star-forming cores in giant molecular clouds 3,629,000 processor hours
12 TB storage
$359,525
Memorial University of Newfoundland John  Whitehead A Simulation Study of Ordered 3D Arrays of Magnetic Nanoparticles 2,104,000 processor hours
0.5 TB storage
$200,475
Ouranos Anne  Frigon Production d’un ensemble de simulations climatiques régionales à  trés haute résolution à Ouranos 3,945,000 processor hours
35 TB storage
$417,804
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Luis  Lehner Electromagnetic and gravitational signals from compact binaries: Neutron Stars and Black Holes 5,259,000 processor hours
20 TB storage
$524,260
Queen’s University Tucker  Carrington Towards a potential for liquid water;  rovibrational spectra of methane and CH5+;  and non-product  interpolants  for solving the Schroedinger equation. 535,000 processor hours
3 TB storage
$54,489
Art  McDonald Simulations and Analysis for Dark Matter and Neutrino Experiments 877,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$95,580
Royal Military College of Canada Xiaohua  Wu Very-large-scale direct numerical simulation of aeronautical flows 4,488,000 processor hours
35 TB storage
$469,435
Simon Fraser University George  Kirczenow Theoretical Studies of  Nanoscale Systems 2,761,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$263,547
Steven  Jones Molecular dynamics structure modeling of SHC protein in RET-driven cancers 3,506,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$338,022
Peter  Borwein IRMACS 842,000 processor hours
30 TB storage
$116,858
Noham  Weinberg Theoretical studies of kinetic effects of high pressure and high viscosity 2,104,000 processor hours $199,860
Fiona  Brinkman Bioinformatics for Combating Infectious Diseases 526,000 processor hours
60 TB storage
$123,793
Michael  Eikerling Computational Modeling of Electrochemical Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage 2,463,000 processor hours
8 TB storage
$243,847
Mirza  Faisal Beg Early Detection of Alzheimers and discrimination from other dementias using high dimensional morphometric features 1,166,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$123,061
Saint Mary’s University Robert Thacker Galactic disk dynamics in the Gaia era 2,498,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$249,639
TRIUMF Reda Tafirout The ATLAS Experiment:  Investigation of Fundamental Interactions and the Structure of Matter by the Study of Very High Energy proton-proton Collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider 17,733,000 processor hours
2614 TB storage
$4,901,101
Arthur  Olin TWIST 65 TB storage $79,980
TRIUMF Gregory  Hackman Gamma-Ray Spectrsocopy at ISAC 20 TB storage $24,609
Université de Montréal Yoshua  Bengio Deep Learning Algorithms 1,964,000 processor hours
19 TB storage
$209,915
Pierre  L’Ecuyer Random Number and Quasi-Random Number Generators, and Simulation of Stochastic Systems 394,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$38,704
Laurent  Lewis Physical properties of advanced materials – from the atom to large-scale structures 3,945,000 processor hours
7 TB storage
$383,351
Nicolas  Lartillot Modéles Bayésiens de génomique évolutive par Chaénes de Markov Monte Carlo 5,259,000 processor hours
3 TB storage
$503,342
Michel  Côté Calculs de structure électronique des supraconducteurs, nanotubes et polyméres 10,519,000 processor hours $999,301
Radu  Iftimie Proton transfer reactions in chemistry and biochemistry 2,498,000 processor hours
6 TB storage
$244,717
Normand  Mousseau Simulations de matériaux complexes 9,642,000 processor hours
15 TB storage
$934,483
Hervé  Philippe Phylogenomique et Modelisation de L’Evolution des Proteines 701,000 processor hours $66,620
Université de Montréal Paul  Charbonneau Simulations magnétohydrodynamiques de la convection solaire 1,315,000 processor hours
6 TB storage
$132,295
Guy  Rouleau High Throughput Sequencing 1,315,000 processor hours
25 TB storage
$155,674
Université de Sherbrooke Andre  Dieter Bandrauk Molecules in Intense Laser Fields-FAZSST-Femto-Atto-Zepto-Second Simulations and Theory 73,247,000 processor hours
141 TB storage
$7,131,963
Yannick  Huot Classification océanique automatisée des provinces bio-optiques par télédétection 1,052,000 processor hours
30 TB storage
$136,844
André-Marie  Tremblay Strong coupling physics in high-temperature superconductors and layered organic superconductors 5,996,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$572,063
Alexandre  Blais Optique quantique et information quantum avec qubits supraconducteurs 298,000 processor hours $28,314
David  Poulin Simulations numétiques pour informatique quantique théorique 657,000 processor hours $62,456
Claude  Legault Computational Organic Chemistry: Understanding the origin of selectivity 351,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$34,541
Eli  Zysman-Colman Modeling the Excited State Behaviour of Luminescent Organometallic Complexes for Visual Display Applications 263,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$27,443
David  Sénéchal Méthodes d’amas quantiques pour les systémes fortement corrélés 421,000 processor hours $39,972
Martin  Aube Modélisation de la premiére réserve internationale de ciel étoilé du Mont-Mégantic 438,000 processor hours $41,638
Noureddine  Atalla Modélisation de la réponse vibroacoustique et aéroacoustique de structures complexes multimatériaux 526,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$52,426
Armand  Soldera Approche multi-échelles appliquée à  l’étude des transitions de phases 2,367,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$230,995
Hugo  Larochelle Learning Algorithms for Deep Architecture Systems 482,000 processor hours
12 TB storage
$60,567
Pierre  Harvey Prédiction d’Effets Antennes de Biomimiques Photosynthétiques 877,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$88,197
Patrice  Masson Uncertainty quantification and propagation in a spectral element simulation of guided waves propagation for structural health monitoring applications. 281,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$32,800
Stephane  Moreau Direct noise predictions for transport applications 5,259,000 processor hours
35 TB storage
$542,717
Yves  Dory Conception de Nanotubes et Nanosphéres Supramoléculaires 438,000 processor hours $41,638
Université du Québec à  Montréal Alessandro  Forte Terrestrial Thermal Convection Modelling with Earth-like Time Scales & Physical Properties: Reconstructing the Past Evolution of our Planet 2,244,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$215,645
Pierre  Gauthier A Canadian Earth System Numerical Research Laboratory 4,383,000 processor hours
150 TB storage
$600,946
Université Laval Faïçal  Larachi Collector’s selection and optimization to account for ores mineralogy in flotation processes 526,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$56,117
Guy  Dumas Optimization Studies through CFD for Green Energy Production Systems and Propulsion 3,068,000 processor hours
20 TB storage
$316,072
Université Laval Patrick  Lague Molecular modelling of peptides and proteins playing key roles in bacterial and viral infections 2,411,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$241,311
Sophie  LaRochelle Modeling and simulation of photonic lightwave circuits in SOI 263,000 processor hours $24,983
Christian  Gagné Ingénierie de systémes intelligents distribués 421,000 processor hours $39,972
Jacques  Corbeil Massively paralleled computational approches for genomics 2,191,000 processor hours
40 TB storage
$257,407
Claire  Deschenes Numerical and experimental investigations of low-head turbines hydrodynamic for generation of greener hydro-electricity 877,000 processor hours
8 TB storage
$93,119
University Health Network Frances  Skinner Inhibitory Cells and Networks in Hippocampus 2,770,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$269,302
University of Alberta Andriy  Kovalenko Theory, modeling and simulation on multiple space and time scales for rational design in nanochemistry, nanoelectronics, nanomaterials, energy and health applications 16,155,000 processor hours
3 TB storage
$1,538,451
University of Alberta Gane  Ka-Shu Wong 1000 Plants / Viral Metagenomics 438,000 processor hours
11 TB storage
$55,173
Duane  Szafron Computer Poker Research 1,753,000 processor hours
40 TB storage
$215,769
Paul  Myers Development of an Ocean/Sea-Ice Modelling Capacity for Marine Forecasting 351,000 processor hours
30 TB storage
$70,224
Gino  DiLabio Fixing the Dispersion Problem in Density-Functional Theory Methods 2,516,000 processor hours $239,000
University of British Columbia Hirohisa  Tanaka The Tokai-to-Kamioka Experiment 6,443,000 processor hours
400 TB storage
$1,104,259
Douglas  Bryman Rare Decay Experiments and Applied Physics Projects 701,000 processor hours
250 TB storage
$374,237
Gren  Patey Computer Simulation of Molecular Systems 2,630,000 processor hours $249,825
Mark  Thachuk Dynamics of Gas Phase Ions 2,104,000 processor hours $199,860
Joerg  Rottler Predicting the properties of complex materials from molecular simulations 1,052,000 processor hours $99,930
Holger  Hoos Automated Configuration of Heuristic Algorithms from Components 3,506,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$334,331
University of British Columbia Steven  Plotkin Computational solutions for the structural and dynamic origins of protein misfolding and biomolecular electromagnetic sensing 2,665,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$254,387
Ingrid  Stairs Renewal of radio telescope pulsar data repository 7 TB storage $8,613
Matthew  Choptuik Problems in Computational Relativity 1,972,000 processor hours
44 TB storage
$241,510
Gregory  Lawrence Modeling of hydrodynamic instability, turbulence and mixing 736,000 processor hours
41 TB storage
$120,400
University of Calgary Peter  Tieleman Computational studies of biological membranes 39,446,000 processor hours
150 TB storage
$3,931,950
Arvi  Rauk Ab Initio and Empirical Study of the Chemistry of Alzheimer’s disease 2,191,000 processor hours
15.5 TB storage
$227,260
Tom  Ziegler Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry and New Computational Methods 1,227,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$119,046
Dennis  Salahub Multiscale modeling of complex systems: i) systems biology  ii) in-situ catalysis for sustainable energy 8,766,000 processor hours $832,751
Sergei  Noskov Theoretical Models of Solute Transport Across Biological Membranes. 11,396,000 processor hours
70 TB storage
$1,168,709
Carey  Williamson ELISA storage 25 TB storage $30,762
University of Guelph Susan  Brown 60 TB Storage for the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory 60 TB storage $73,828
University of Lethbridge Hans-Joachim  Wieden Molecular Dynamics of Translation Factors 394,000 processor hours
15 TB storage
$55,931
University of Manitoba Scott  Ormiston Detailed Two-Phase Flow Predictions of Film Condensation in Heat Exchanger Applications 2,630,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$252,286
Bob  McLeod A Novel Agent Based Modelling Platform for Public Health Decision Support 1,841,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$176,108
University of Northern British Columbia Brian  Menounos High resolution dynamical downscaling for assessing change in glacier mass 1,473,000 processor hours
30 TB storage
$176,816
University of Ottawa Thomas  Brabec Bridging  the microscopic and macroscopic realms of laser-driven plasma physics 3,156,000 processor hours $299,790
Tom  Woo Virtual Screening of Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Applications 8,328,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$797,266
University of Saskatchewan Tomasz W.  Wysokinski Biomedical Imaging and Therapy Facility 15 TB storage $18,457
Yuanming  Pan Theoretical modeling of defects in minerals and other Earth and planetary materials 2,972,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$284,764
Kathryn  McWilliams SuperDARN (Canadian Space Science Data Portal) 10 TB storage $12,305
John  Tse Materials Science under Extreme Conditions 728,000 processor hours
20 TB storage
$93,728
Barbara  Szpunar Simulations of properties of nuclear materials 438,000 processor hours $41,638
Chris  Soteros Knot Reduction for a Lattice Model of Strand Passage with applications to DNA Topology 307,000 processor hours
20 TB storage
$53,756
University of Toronto Radhakrishnan  Mahadevan Application of Grid Computers to Sustainable Uranium Bioremediation in Subsurface 561,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$55,757
David  Zingg High-fidelity numerical optimization for future aircraft design 28,577,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$2,717,229
Richard  Peltier Atmospheric and geophysical Fluid Dynamics 12,710,000 processor hours
370 TB storage
$1,662,762
Ue-Li  Pen Computational Cosmology 34,011,000 processor hours
345 TB storage
$3,655,586
Clinton  Groth Multi-Scale Adaptive Modelling and Numerical Methods for Turbulent Reactive Flows 21,915,000 processor hours
30 TB storage
$2,118,792
Chandra  Veer Singh Understanding failure mechanisms in novel nano-structured material systems 5,259,000 processor hours $499,651
Raymond  Kapral Mesoscopic Dynamics of Protein Machines and Nanomotors 4,471,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$437,008
John  Polanyi Atomic Motions Underlying Chemical Reaction 2,104,000 processor hours $199,860
Patrick  Brown Spatio-temporal modelling and mapping of disease risk 3,243,000 processor hours $308,118
Ulrich  Fekl Quantum Chemistry for Catalysis and Non-Linear Optics 386,000 processor hours $36,641
Hue Sun  Chan Order and Disorder in Protein Folding and Interactions 6,732,000 processor hours $639,553
Sabine  Stanley Numerical Simulations of Planetary Dynamos 2,744,000 processor hours
4 TB storage
$265,573
Nasser  Ashgriz Large Eddy Simulation of a Liquid Jet Atomization in Crossflow 2,481,000 processor hours $235,669
John  Dubinski Interacting Galaxies in the Universe 3,901,000 processor hours $370,574
Hans-Arno  Jacobsen Large-Scale Publish/Subscribe-Based Event Processing and Content Dissemination 526,000 processor hours
1 TB storage
$51,196
Edward  Sargent Modeling of reduced-dimensionality semiconductors and their surfaces 561,000 processor hours $53,296
J. Richard  Bond CMB, Early Universe, and Large Cosmic Structures 13,149,000 processor hours
35 TB storage
$1,292,193
Murray  Thomson Parallel Solution of Particle Formation in Chemically Reacting Flow Problems 11,799,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$1,123,344
Paul  Kushner Characterizing Uncertainty of Climate Variability and Change across Spatial Scales 3,769,000 processor hours
90 TB storage
$468,825
Aimy  Bazylak High-performance computing for clean energy and emissions-reduction applications 991,000 processor hours $94,101
Harald  Pfeiffer Numerical studies of compact object binaries and data-analysis of gravitational wave detectors 23,405,000 processor hours
150 TB storage
$2,408,015
Joaquim  Martins High-Fidelity Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for the Next Generation of Aircraft 6,311,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$602,042
Dylan  Jones Understanding the impact of global climate change on the atmospheric circulation over southern Africa 140,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$19,476
Qinya  Liu Full 3D Seismic Imaging of the Earth’s Interior 316,000 processor hours
18 TB storage
$52,127
Norman  Murray Star Formation, radiative feedback, and radiating accretion flows 3,699,000 processor hours $351,421
University of Victoria Christopher  Pritchet Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research 4,383,000 processor hours
1000 TB storage
$1,646,844
Andrew  Weaver Simulations using the UVic Earth System Climate Model 1,096,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$110,246
John  Fyfe Understanding the Role of the Southern Ocean in Global Climate Change Using High Resolution Modelling 1,052,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$112,235
Adam  Krawitz fMRI for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Victoria 5 TB storage $6,152
Benoît  Pirenne Improved access and processing for data from the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS cabled ocean observatory 100 TB storage $123,047
Arif  Babul Computing the Universe: Unified Modeling of the Evolution of Galaxies and Hot Diffuse X-ray Emitting Gas in Group and Cluster Environments 2,630,000 processor hours
9 TB storage
$260,900
Falk  Herwig Simulations for stellar physics and nuclear astrophysics 3,270,000 processor hours
24 TB storage
$340,147
Ned  Djilali Modeling of PEM Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Dispersion 701,000 processor hours
2 TB storage
$69,081
Boualem  Khouider Numerical models for tropical convection and related topics 1,315,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$137,217
Stephen  Neville Study of large scale mobile networks, peer-to-peer networks, and computing cloud behaviours 394,000 processor hours
5 TB storage
$43,626
University of Waterloo Edward  Sudicky Development and application of an integrated high-performance computational framework to analyze the impact of climate change on Canadian water resources 500,000 processor hours $47,467
University of Windsor Robin  Gras Analysis of a predator-prey evolving ecosystem simulation 920,000 processor hours
65 TB storage
$167,419
University of Winnipeg Seyed  Moghadas Strategies for Protecting Vulnerable Canadian Populations from Emerging Infectious Diseases 1,832,000 processor hours
10 TB storage
$186,350