The HPC4Health is run by dedicated, centralized support staff that manage the day-to-day operations of the data centre located as SickKids. This group is primarily responsible for managing cloud services such as the deployment of OS images across the infrastructure for each institution and they ensure that resource allocation is optimal for all partners. They also manage and maintain the networking, compute, and storage hardware in the data centre. End-users who wish to access the HPC4Health for computation may do so with the help of their member institution distributed support team. These groups manage user accounts and set the usage policies for storage and for running compute jobs on the system.
If you are at SickKids, please contact Jorge Gonzalez-Outeirino at the Centre for Computational Medicine for instructions on how to gain access to HPC4Health.
At UHN, please contact Carl Virtanen for instructions on how to gain access.
Users Outside Member Institutions
There are currently two groups who provide bioinformatics analyses services using the HPC4Health on a cost-recovery basis for Canadian researchers. For more information please contact either the Centre for Computational Medicine Jorge Gonzalez-Outeirino or the Princess Margaret Bioinformatics Service Carl Virtanen.
Potential Partners with HPC4Health
The HPC4Health is ready to accept new member institutions to join the consortium. Institutions provide hardware into the HPC4Health, share operational costs, and in return have access to the cloud computing infrastructure to run their compute jobs in a secure setting that can flex up or down in scale based on workload. If your institution is interested in joining as a member, please contact Michael Brudno or Carl Virtanen for more information.