Centre for Advanced Computing

Accelerating the pace of Canadian Research

The Centre for Advanced Computing (formerly HPCVL) located at Queen’s University, is a consortium comprised of Carleton University, University of Ottawa, the Royal Military College of Canada, and Queen’s University. We specialize in providing high availability, secure, advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical researchers. CAC operates a high performance data centre as part of the Compute Canada family serving Canada’s research community.

News & Events


We have a new name!

We’re proud to announce that on April 4, 2016 the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) became the Centre for Advanced Computing. Our new name is a reflection of our increased focus on supporting the use of advanced computing and support for the research community – all while preserving the high availability and bulletproof security you’ve come to expect. As always we strive to offer innovative solutions to address your ever growing research computing and data storage needs.

The Centre for Advanced Computing will continue to be an active Compute Canada partner site, and a provider of resources supporting the National Platform.

Portal access discontinued

Portal access discontinued Due to the recent decisions by Google and Mozilla to drop support for Java plugins : https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml... read more

New Cluster: Get ready to move to Frontenac

The Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at Queen’s University has built a new cluster called Frontenac, and we are getting ready to move our users to it. Eventually, this will be our main production compute cluster. It features a new Operating System (CentOS 7), and... read more

Researchers

Success Stories

Dr Xiaohua Wu, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor, Canada Research Chair

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Long-time HPCVL user and Queen’s professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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