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

May 30 2019

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.

“Cancer Computer is proud to contribute 16.8 million core hours of processing power, per year, to the world-class cancer research community at Queen's University,” says Roy Chartier, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cancer Computer. “It’s our goal to ensure that research isn’t waiting in line for computing time and this donation, valued at approximately $1.2 million, will help cancer researchers at Queen's University continue #ComputingForTheCure”.

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

The Supercomputer for Cancer Research, known as Cancer Computer, is a registered Canadian charity that provides leading researchers, universities, and research institutes in Canada and the United States with the computing power they need to help save lives and find a cure for cancer. Cancer Computer’s mandate is to help cancer researchers access the supercomputers to ensure their time is spent where it matters most: #ComputingForTheCure. On the web: www.cancercomputer.com

The Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s University

The Centre for Advanced Computing is a secure data facility that provides advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical clients through a world-class, secure, high performance computing environment. On the web: https://cac.queensu.ca

This press release originally appeared on Queen's University The Centre for Advanced Computing.