SFU, UVic receive combined over-$81M investment into supercomputer renewal

The Government of British Columbia and the Digital Research Alliance of Canad are investing over $81M into the supercomputers at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. SFU will use a combined investment of over $66M to renew the infrastructure of its Cedar system, which is an academic supercomputer that is nearing end of life. UVic will use a combined over-$16M investment to renew the cloud infrastructure of its Arbutus system, which BC says is the largest research cloud in the country.