To be eligible to submit an application to any of the Resource Allocation Competitions, Principal Investigators (PI) and co-PIs must:
- be a faculty member at a Canadian academic institution, and
- have an active Compute Canada account with an Academic Principal Investigator role (Faculty, Adjunct Faculty or Librarian).
A PI can apply as a lead submitter for only one RRG application but can be involved in multiple RRG submissions as a participant.
Important:“Departmental” applications will not be accepted. (I.e. applications submitted on behalf of a group of PIs that may be from the same department but are not collaborating in a common research project with clear goals and outcomes.)
Co-PIs and Collaborators
In the context of this competition, Co-PIs are any co-lead investigators in your project with a Compute Canada account. Both the PI and any Co-PI listed in an application must upload an updated CCV with their application (see CCV Requirement section). To update a CCV on the CCDB, Co-PIs can do so by clicking on the “Update CCV” button in the Resource Applications page, or by going to My Account → View Reporting.
International investigators or colleagues without a Compute Canada account can be listed as collaborators.
Fast Track Application Process
A Fast Track process is available for users with existing RRG allocations who meet specific criteria. For more information, please read the Fast Track guidelines.
Only eligible Principal Investigators (PIs) will receive an invitation by email to Fast Track. This email will be sent in early September 2021. Fast Track applications are due October 27, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (Extension of this deadline is not possible).
If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, yet did not receive an invitation to Fast Track, please email email@example.com
Only applications needing more than the amounts listed below will be accepted:
- CPU > 50* Core years, OR
- GPUs > 10 GPU years, OR
- Project storage > 10 TBs, OR
- Nearline storage > 10 TBs
- Compute Cloud > 80 VCPUs, or >1 VGPU, OR
- Persistent Cloud > 25 VCPUs, OR
- Volume and Snapshot Storage > 10 TB, OR
- Shared Filesystem Storage > 10 TBs, OR
- Object Storage > 10 TBs
*If you require <50 core years but high memory per core, please use the following formula to calculate the Core Equivalent to know whether you should submit an application or use Rapid Access Service for your compute needs.
Core Equivalent =MAX(cores, mem requested / 4GB)
Mem requested = CY* mem per core requested
If your resource needs are less than the limits mentioned in the table above, you should use our Rapid Access Service and do not need to submit a RRG application.
If you don’t understand some of the terms listed above, please visit the Technical Glossary.
For more information about compute allocations, core equivalent and scheduler priority, please visit this page. If you have additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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