SFU, in partnership with Compute Canada and regional partner WestGrid, has launched its supercomputer, known as Cedar, at the new SFU Data Centre on the Burnaby Campus. This advanced research computing (ARC) system is the most powerful academic supercomputer in Canada, and will serve many of Canada’s world-class researchers working in diverse fields. Cedar places SFU in the world’s top 100 supercomputer installations.
Cedar’s own computational power is greater than the 50 aging legacy systems that currently make up the national platform. It is one of four new Canadian supercomputing and data centre sites being deployed by Compute Canada.