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.

1500 Days Uptime at CAC

Highlights The Centre for Advanced Computing surpasses 1500 days of system availability! While we schedule maintenance on individual systems, our centre remains up to ensure support and services for our clients. Our high availability is due to our constant effort to... read more

Just in: Gaussian 16

We have just received the latest version of the popular computational chemistry software Gaussian 16. This is a major update. It’s so new, Gaussian has not quite caught up with it on their website at http://gaussian.com. Please read through our help file... read more

M9000 Server Decommissioning

Highlights M9000 Server Decommissioning Our M9000 shared-memory servers have reached the end of their life cycle. With the recent arrival of new hardware, we have sent them into their retirement. We have shut down all remaining M9000 servers on September 30, 2016.... read more

HPCS 2017 – Kingston Ontario

HPCS 2017 - Kingston, Ontario - June 5-9, 2017 HPCS2017 – June 5-9, 2017, Ontario HPCS is Canada’s premier Advanced Research Computing (ARC) conference, bringing together top researchers from across Canada and around the world, as well as major industry... read more

Engage: Why advanced computing matters

Highlights [The first in a monthly series from Compute Ontario’s new President and CEO Nizar Ladak] I’ve always been fascinated by technology and its potential to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” Whether as a Trekkie growing up or, almost 30 years later, in a... read more


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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