SHARCNet supercomputing boost

An article by Shane Schick of reports a plan to inject $50 million into a common supercomputing facility that could accelerate everything from the development of more fuel-efficient cars to our understanding of bacteria infection. The Ontario government said it will match the $19.3-million contribution of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to expand the Shared Hierarchical Research Computing Network (SHARCNet), almost doubling the number of participating post-secondary institutions. Schools such as the University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Fanshawe College and Sheridan College are all SHARCNet partners, today, but additional funding will allow York University, Brock University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to reach a total of 11 academic partners. SHARCNet also raised an additional $10 million through institutional and private sector partners.