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WestGrid is one of four regional organizations working in partnership with Compute Canada. WestGrid brings together advanced research computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to serve a user community of researchers across the country. WestGrid's users range in discipline from the sciences and engineering to arts and humanities. As one of Compute Canada’s largest regional organizations, WestGrid works collaboratively with 15 partner institutions across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Together with the other regional organizations, WestGrid is helping Compute Canada lead the acceleration of research innovation.


To create a world-class sustained national Canadian platform of shared advanced research computing resources and foster a community of knowledgeable personnel that is accessible by researchers in all disciplines, independent of resource or researcher location. WestGrid aims to promote advanced research computing (including HPC) nationally and internationally within the Compute Canada - Calcul Canada framework.


To advance research, support and accelerate innovation and excellence, develop highly qualified personnel, and ensure a competitive advantage and economic prosperity for the well-being of Canadians, through the effective use of advanced research computing resources and services.