Queen’s CAC and Cancer Computer collaborate to provide FREE computing power to Queen’s cancer researchers


The Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at Queen’s University and Cancer Computer are collaborating to provide Queen’s cancer researchers with intensive computing power to further cancer research.


In March 2019, Cancer Computer, a Canadian Federal non-profit corporation and registered charity, and the Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s University joined forces with a single goal in mind, to aide in the cause to cure cancer.

“We have deployed an initial server cluster that will provide 42 million core hours over 5 years, valued at approximately $1.2 million.” says Roy Chartier, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cancer Computer. The addition of these machines supplies the Queen’s cancer research community with free resources. A donation such as this opens up high performance computing capacities to the community and will have a significant impact on research outcomes.

“The CAC is thrilled with this collaboration” says Don Aldridge, Executive Director of the CAC. “This is a first-of-a-kind partnership that affords us the opportunity to provide invaluable resources to researchers at Queen’s. The additional computing capacity comes at a time when Queen’s is recruiting young researchers with large appetites for computing cycles. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Cancer Computer”

Both partners are optimistic that their collaboration will result in added-value to cancer research and look forward to the evolution of their partnership and its impact on the community.

Cancer Computer

Cancer Computer is known as the supercomputer for cancer research. As a not-for-profit enterprise, they aim to accelerate cancer research through collaborations with universities and research institutes in Canada and the USA with the goal to provide cancer researchers with IT resources that they otherwise could not afford.

On the web: www.cancercomputer.com