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NCSA and Compute Ontario Announce Partnership to Promote Advanced Research Computing

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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Compute Ontario (CO) are forming a new strategic partnership to promote advanced research computing (ARC) and its use, and achieving common goals.

Both organizations leverage the power of supercomputing and its resources to enable digital transformation, research and innovation to solve societal challenges. This partnership will focus on achieving goals of mutual strategic importance in critical areas such as the development of a highly-skilled technology workforce, collaboration on outreach to the broader ARC community, and information and expertise sharing, among others.

NCSA and Compute Ontario are two organizations that have vast experience with addressing significant global challenges by leveraging advanced computing resources. Aligning our expertise with one another enables us to further advance research and mutual innovative efforts. As neighboring countries, it is our pleasure to collaborate internationally with the excellence that resides within CO. We look forward to a long and globally beneficial partnership.

Brendan McGinty, NCSA Industry Director

We at Compute Ontario are firm believers in the power of collaboration to enable research and innovation. We are honoured to work with NCSA and its team to achieve our common goals in areas of supercomputing, development of a highly qualified workforce, and promoting research and innovation. Both organizations work as a focal point for their respective ecosystems, and together, we hope to leverage our resources to continue to solve societal challenges at an accelerated rate and reduce redundancies.

Nizar Ladak, Compute Ontario President and CEO


Compute Ontario (CO) is an independent not-for-profit advisor and collaborating organization for advanced research computing (ARC) within the province, and at the federal level. Formed in 2014, CO works as a network hub, creating partnerships between government, academia, industry and other stakeholders.


The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation’s science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students and collaborators from around the globe use these resources to address research challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing many of the world’s industry giants for over 35 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

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