A consortium of Atlantic Canadian Universities, ACENET provides advanced research computing resources, collaborative video-conferencing, visualization tools, training and support. ACENET’s experts help local researchers and industry use advanced computing to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada, attract and retain Highly Qualified People in the region, and provide students with foundational skills in the high-demand field of advanced computing.

Through ACENET, researchers in Atlantic Canada are able to access high performance and big data computing resources, cloud environments, leading edge GPU systems, high-speed secure file transfer for terabytes of data, and stable, secure, storage and backup systems.

Its experts can help researchers determine their computing requirements, optimize and troubleshoot code, provide in-depth collaboration, and install, operate and maintain advanced computing equipment. Ongoing training and support is provided from novice to advanced, in groups and individually, and from general to more specialized topics. A priority queue can also be provided for early classroom experience.

ACENET is a regional partner with Compute Canada, the national organization responsible for advanced research computing in Canada. Through Compute Canada, ACENET provides access to computing resources from across the country in addition to its own, and represents our regional needs at the national table.

Saint Mary’s University is a founding member of ACENET, originally through the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA), though ACENET resources are readily available to any researcher at the university. ACENET maintains technical and research support staff located in S126 of the Science Building. Simply email for assistance or visit our website.

Contact us

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Suite 210, Atrium Building
Mailing address:
923 Robie Street
Atrium Building, Suite 210
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 3C3

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

September - May
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

June - August
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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