CATAAlliance and Compute Canada study on Canadian Commercial Adoption of High Performance Computing (HPC): Call to Complete Your HPC Survey today
January 12, 2012

If you have not already done so, please participate in this study. Your survey input provides valuable study insights and guidance.

This research is being performed by High Performance Computing Insights Canada in partnership with the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, Compute Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and the Branham Group. Additional support has been provided by provincial ministries in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and by Microsoft Canada.  This research is also supported by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association (CME) as well as a social media advisory board with over 50 executive leaders. Mathew Wilson, Vice President, National Policy at CME said, “Supercomputers are relatively unknown in many business sectors today in Canada but their potential to increase productivity is enormous." 

The objective of this study is to evaluate the business values of High Performance Computing (HPC aka Supercomputing) to Canadian industry. Don’t let the term intimidate you, it has never been easier and it has never been more important to leverage the power of supercomputing for business. HPC is found in an increasing number of commercial endeavours including animation, finance, manufacturing, medicine, natural resources and many more. Most HPC experts agree that Canadian adoption of supercomputing lags other nations against which our economy competes, thus this research will also explore barriers to the adoption of HPC technology. If you have not used HPC in your business, there is an express route through the survey – we still value your perspective.

To be competitive on a global scale, Canadian enterprises need to supercharge their business and R&D processes with supercomputing. Initiatives are being launched in the US and other nations to encourage greater HPC adoption by small and medium sized enterprises; if similar initiatives are not developed for Canada, we'll be left behind – that is why HPC is part of CATA’s Innovation Nation strategy. This HPC study will create a foundation of solid data from which to design initiatives together with the research partners tailored to the needs of Canadian business.

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CATA’s Executive in Residence, Ron Van Holst rvanholst@cata.ca  is also available to answer any HPC questions that you may have.