Compute Canada Launches New National Supercomputer at Simon Fraser University

April 20, 2017

Today, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Compute Canada and WestGrid celebrated the launch of the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, Cedar. Housed in the new data centre at SFU’s Burnaby Campus, Cedar will serve Canadian researchers across the country in all scientific disciplines by providing expanded compute, storage and cloud resources.

Cedar is Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputer and one of the world’s top 100 supercomputer installations. Researchers across Canada will now have access to unprecedented computing power, expanded storage, and cloud resources. Cedar provides the scale and capacity required for today’s modern research needs and will help transcend the previous possibilities of Canadian research and innovation in a number of key areas that directly benefit Canadians, including personalized medicine, green technologies, and artificial intelligence.