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Advanced research computing

Advanced research computing (ARC) is an important component of Canada’s digital research infrastructure. The term ARC refers to the elements required to perform computationally and data-intensive research and data management, including high-performance computing, community cloud computing, networks and storage. The Digital Research Alliance (DRAC) provides a National ARC platform that strives to meet the needs of the Canadian researcher community. The University of Manitoba is a member of the Alliance and, as part of the Prairies DRI Group, a major support site for the Alliance Federation. The university also maintains its own high-performance computing system, Grex. Researchers (faculty, students and research staff) of the University of Manitoba are eligible to access both local and national ARC systems and support.

Research enterprise storage

In addition to individual storage such as home drives, OneDrive and other M365 options such as Teams and SharePoint, IST offers on-premises capacity disk and performance disk storage for researchers to address their passive and active research storage needs for a fee.

Research servers

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