mobile navigation An academic strike continues to be in effect at all Ontario Colleges, including Sheridan,  however we are hopeful that the back-to-work legislation will be passed and finalized by Sunday, November 19. Should the legislation pass by November 19, we anticipate welcoming our faculty back to Sheridan on Monday, November 20 to prepare for students to return to classes on Tuesday, November 21. For more information please visit strikeinfo.sheridancollege.ca.

Shared Hierarchical Academic Computing Network (SHARCNET)

What is SHARCNET?

Sheridan is part of the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET), a consortium of Canadian academic institutions that share a network of high performance computers. With this infrastructure, we enable world-class academic research, exploring how HPC can help solve highly complex problems, perform business critical analyses, or run computationally intensive workloads that are in scale far beyond the tasks that could be achieved on today’s leading desktop systems. 
Currently SHARCNET includes 17 universities and colleges from across Ontario and is one of seven HPC consortia in Canada that operates under the umbrella of Compute Canada. Please visit SHARCNET’s official website for the full list of participating institutions and examples of research that SHARCNET supports. 

SHARCNET aims to:

  • Accelerate computational academic research
  • Attract the best students and faculty to our partner institutions by providing cutting-edge expertise and hardware
  • Link academic researchers with corporate partners in a search for new business opportunities

What is HPC?

HPC (High Performance Computing) is the use of high-end computing resources (computers, storage, networking and visualization) to help solve highly complex problems, perform business critical analyses, or to run computationally intensive workloads that are in scale far beyond the tasks that could be achieved on today's leading desktop systems.

What is Access Grid?

The Access Grid® is an ensemble of resources including multi-media large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to grid middleware and to visualization environments. These resources are used to support group-to-group interactions across the grid.