The Centre for Advanced Computing
The Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s University’s mission is to empower researchers to conduct world-class leading research by enabling Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) services that advance research outcomes, collaborations, and impacts.
About the CAC
The Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at Queen’s University supports the research community by providing access to innovative digital research infrastructure (DRI) tools, skills, and services, such as world-class, high availability, high-performance, and highly secure computing. The Centre’s commitment to security is highlighted through their conformity to national security standards and offers clients one of the most secure academic research environments in Canada. The CAC complies with a variety of frameworks and standards including Queen’s, University, ISO 27002, and PHIPA. The Centre is proud to provide 99.997% availability over the last 14 years. Additionally, the CAC offers professional-quality software design and development for data analytics, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The Centre serves as a collaborative resource for cognitive and data-intensive research and application development with clients from academia, clinical, not-for-profit, and industry sectors to deliver successful solutions that help solve real-world challenges.
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Queen’s University and other Canadian institutions collaborate to discover new methodologies to predict Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants.
Canadian researchers and computer scientists endeavour to discover more comprehensive and inclusive predictive models to better identify Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and death in preterm infants. Read the full story.
CAC partners with Queen's University groups to form qDC and is among 18 winners of Digital Research Alliance of Canada grant
CAC Supports the Revitalization of Indigenous Languages Project at Queen's
Nathan Brinklow (Thanyehténhas), a PhD student at Queen’s University, to discusses how advanced research computing resources have supported the revitalization of Indigenous Languages. Read the full story.
Compute Ontario Summer School: Coming Soon!
Announcing the 2022 Compute Ontario Summer School jointly hosted by, CAC, SciNet and SHARCNET. Join us for a free series of workshops on skills and technologies for compute and data intensive research delivered by advanced research computing (ARC) specialists, May 30 – August 5, 2022. Sign up now to receive notifications to register for your workshops!
R4R@Q Webinar Series - Embedding EDI in Knowledge Mobilization, Translation, and Data Management
Join the Queen’s University Vice-Principal Research Portfolio (VPR) for the third in a series of three webinars to support researchers at every stage of their careers to embed EDI in their research practices.. Read the full details.
Introduction to REDCap Surveys and Databases
The CAC invites you to attend a training session dedicated to discovering REDCap surveys and databases. This workshop will provide an overview of REDCap, demonstrations of core features, and hands-on exercises. Read the full details.
ACENET's Parallel Computing School 2022
Join our colleagues at ACENET for a virtual Parallel Computing Summer School. The series aims to educate participants in common tools and techniques used in high-performance computing and scientific computation. Read the full details.
Discover the CAC
Who is the CAC?
Our contributions support organizations in the DRI community to fulfill their research initiatives. These organizations often include vulnerable groups such as, indigenous peoples and LGBTQ+ groups. In collaboration with our partner, Compute Ontario, the stories of these organizations are illustrated in our recent video project.