Research Computing

Notice: Research Computing is still supporting researchers with computational research. If you have funded COVID-19 research with computational aspects, please email the following address: and our staff will reach out to you to arrange for Compute Canada resources to be made available. All other researchers will continue to have access as before so long as none of the host institutions are required to shut down data centres. Support is available at

Customized for You, and Your Data

From sciences to arts, researchers across our university are doing amazing things.
IST collaborates with partners in research computing to connect you with Compute Canada's infrastructure and research solutions across Canada. Unsure if we have the solution you need, consult with us! IST's Research Computing Group is here to help you get the most out of the services provided by Compute Canada and WestGrid.


Your Research Computing Group

Behind-the-scenes system maintenance and front-line training for research computing on campus is all delivered by IST’s Research Computing Group. This group is your support integration to both the expertise held within IST as a whole and to larger groups of research computing experts, like WestGrid and Compute Canada. With so much expertise to draw on moving your research forward just became a whole lot easier.


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Compute Canada

Services Provided by Compute Canada

Compute Canada provides researchers with free storage, computing power, and cloud accounts. All you need to get started is a Compute Canada account.

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Jupyter for Research

The University of Alberta has teamed up with the Pacific Institute for Mathematics Sciences (PIMS) and Compute Canada to bring researchers easy access to Jupyter via

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