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ACEnet facilities are designated for Canadian researchers or those collaborating on Canadian research projects. Any academic researcher from a Canadian research institution who needs high performance computing to support his or her research may apply for an account on ACEnet.

Note: If you are a researcher with an organization other than a Canadian University, click here.

If you are at a Canadian university, continue with the procedure below.

How to get an account

Please read Conditions of Use before you decide to apply for an account.

Step 1. Get a Compute Canada account
Register at the Compute Canada web site. Once your identity and position have been confirmed by one of our staff members, you will be issued a "Compute Canada Role Identifier" (CCRI). This typically takes one to two business days, but may vary in exceptional circumstances. If you are not a Principal Investigator (that is, if you are not a faculty member), then you will need your supervising faculty member's CCRI to complete this step.
Step 2. Get an ACEnet Account
Once you have your CCRI, log into the Compute Canada Database again and navigate to Apply for a consortium account. Click the 'Apply' button next to ACEnet. After your account has been set up by one of our staff members you will receive an ACEnet password by email. This will be distinct from the password used for the Compute Canada web site.

Account renewal

Main page: Account Renewal

All ACEnet users are required to renew their accounts on an annual basis. This provides us with data on your research activities that we need to report to our funders. It also ensures unused accounts are deactivated and secured, and allows us to recover associated storage space by deleting old data.

In previous years, ACEnet did this renewal and data collection itself. In 2012 Compute Canada launched its own renewal process. To avoid duplication of effort, ACEnet now relies on the national Compute Canada process for renewal of its accounts.

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