The world evolves at a fast pace and in 2019, collaborations have become easier and more important than ever. The highly competitive field of high-performance computing and the new infrastructures available now make it easy to transfer large amounts of data around the world at a speed never experienced before. Compute Canada’s mandate within the country is to lead the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions, and to give free access to its resources to all academic members across Canada. However, by collaborating with other leading institutions around the world, it can also contribute to the global progress in data transfer and high-performance computing research. This is why I’m visiting you to introduce you to some projects already successful within the federation, as well as some challenges and ideas of future collaborations between our countries.
A bonus: there will be (virtual) bats!