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Any academic researcher from a Canadian research institution, or those collaborating on Canadian research projects, who need access to advanced computing resources to support their research may apply for a Compute Canada account.

Please read Conditions of Use before you decide to apply for an account.

All eligible users must register with Compute Canada, obtaining a Compute Canada Identifier (CCI) and an active Compute Canada Role (CCRI). A faculty member must have an active CCRI before any non-faculty members of their research group (graduate students, post docs, research assistants, etc.) can register.

Please note that local ACENET resources will not be available after March 31, 2018, and no new users are allowed to access them. Please refer to the New Systems Migration page for details. If you believe you need to get access to an ACENET system scheduled for decommissioning, please contact us.

Account renewal

Main page: Account Renewal

All ACENET users are required to renew their accounts on an annual basis. This provides us with data on your research activities that we need to report to our funders. It also ensures unused accounts are deactivated and secured, and allows us to recover associated storage space by deleting old data.

In previous years, ACENET did this renewal and data collection itself. In 2012 Compute Canada launched its own renewal process. To avoid duplication of effort, ACENET now relies on the national Compute Canada process for renewal of its accounts.