Three members of the Calcul Québec team honored


 Dugan O’Neil, Weiguang Guan, Maxime Boissonneault, Minh-Nghia Nguyen, John Simpson and Mark Dietrich

Three members of the Calcul Québec team were honored at the Compute Canada Awards ceremony during the CANHEIT|HPCS 2016 conference on June 20th. 

Minh‐Nghia Nguyen, a scientific computing analyst with Calcul Québec, was granted an award for the quality of the support he provided to the Computer Poker Research Group at University of Alberta. Back in 2015, that team of researchers made waves in the media when their work was published in the prestigious periodical Science

David Morais, one of our team's bioinformaticians, received an award for his work on integrating Galaxy, a popular software platform for genomics, into GenAp, a DNA analysys tool.

For the first time this year, members of the Compute Canada team were able to nominate other team members for the Team Choice Award. Maxime Boissonneault, one of our scientific computing analysts who also chairs Calcul Québec's research support coordination committee and leads Compute Canada's Research Support National Team, was the first recipient of the new award. 

Our congratulations to all winners!

The complete list of recipients along with more information on their merits can be found on the Compute Canada website .


Maintenance work at our Université de Montréal site will be causing temporary service interruptions on Tuesday October 25th from 6am until late in the evening.

List of services affected :

  • No jobs will start on Briarée, Cottos and Hadès during that time.

It will still be possible to log in and access all files. No other service will be affected.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Calcul Québec will be at the Données massives et innovation : un panorama colloquium at Université Laval

Colloquium, Monday Octobre 31st, 2016, 8:30am to 5:00pm
CQ training, Tuesday Novembre 1st, 2016, 8:30am to 5:00pm

The issue of Big Data is vast and crucial. Several angles have to be considered, explored, and developed: from automated learning to decision making in real time, from questions pertaining to security or privacy to computing power and the tools necessary to mine this Big Data.




Novembre 4-5 and 6, 2016, Université Laval
Calcul Québec is proud to sponsor the Marathon d’innovation santé Québec City hackathon. A key event of the Hacking Health movement, this hackathon will bring together programmers, designers entrepreneurs and project promoters. During one intensive weekend, they will work in teams to create a prototype of a technological solution to a health related problem (such as an app, a website, a game...)


The Visualize this! Challenge is an initiative of the Compute Canada visualization team. In this competition, the participants, researchers from post-secondary institutions across Canada will be asked to visualize an Earth Sciences dataset covering the world’s oceans. ocean visualizationOceanography models provide a good example of a multi-variable dataset that showcases the power and promise of visualization and offers the right mix of complexity and challenge for this competition.  These models are fairly easy to understand even for non Earth-sciences specialists and we encourage researchers from all fields to participate.


Compute Canada recently published an outline of the Resource Allocation Competitions for 2017. A major change this year is the new reference year. Allocations will now be awarded for the period of April 1st to April first of the following year, whereas  they were previously awarded for a calendar year. As a transitory measure, all allocations for 2016 will be extended to April 1, 2017.

There will be three different competitions for the 2017 resource allocations. The outlines of all three competitions are available on Compute Canada's website. 

Calcul Québec's training team is still hard at work despite the call of the beach. We are currently industriously preparing impovements to our service offer. Starting in September, our regular training workshops will become available at Université de Sherbrooke.  To make sure that what we are planning for the next school year actually reflects your needs, all users from Québec institutions were sent a short questionnaire about their training interests last week. If you have not received it, please check your spam folder or contact us at .

On another front, in an effort to erradicate the ghost registrants epidemic that forced our pour instructors to teach in front of sparsely populated classrooms even when there was a waiting list for that class, a 10$ fee will now be charged when users from the academic sector register for one of our workshops.