2012 Compute Canada Allocations

February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

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.

This is a complete summary of the resources awarded; a PDF version of this list is available here, and a more detailed description of the largest awards can be found here.

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
McGill University 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
Simon Fraser University 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
Université de Sherbrooke 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
Université de Sherbrooke 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
University of Calgary 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
University of Toronto 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
University of Toronto 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
University of Toronto 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
University of Victoria 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