Pairing academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel Canadian innovation

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Who We Are

Smart computing for innovation


SOSCIP is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel Canadian innovation within the areas of agile computing, cities, mining, health, digital media, energy, cybersecurity, water and advanced manufacturing. 

SOSCIP was established in 2012. Current consortium members include Carleton University, IBM Canada, McMaster University, OCAD University, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University and York University.

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Is SOSCIP for you?

Do you have a big data or advanced computing problem? Would you like to explore how advanced computing tools could be employed to advance your research? Or solve technical challenges?

We can help.

With SOSCIP, you get access to Canada’s most powerful advanced computing platforms, expert technical support, dedicated funding for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, and access to SOSCIP’s partnership network.

Impact Stories

SOSCIP research uses smart computing tools to address issues that impact our everyday lives.
Read our Impact Stories to find out more.

Our Researchers

SOSCIP research includes innovative collaborations among 15 Ontario universities and across many diverse industries; our researchers are tackling the issues important to our future.

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Aijun An

York University
Project title: Computational support for Big Data analytics, information extraction, and visualization to support CIVDDD/NSERC project with IBM Platform Computing

Industry Partner:
IBM Canada Ltd.

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Ed Sudicky

University of Waterloo 
Project title: Developing real-time hyper-resolution simulation capability for the HydroGeoSphere (HGS)
Project title: Real-time cloud-based hydrologic risk assessment platform development for watershed scale applications.
Industry Partners:
Aquanty, IBM Canada Ltd.

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Girma Bitsuamlak

Western University 
Project title: Modeling of urban wind flow and its interaction with buildings and their components
Industry Partner: Klimaat

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Harriet Feilotter

Queen’s University
Project title: Generating an Ontario wide platform for complex targeted next generation sequencing data.
Industry Partner: Indoc Research

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SOSCIP Phase 2 Collaborative Projects

SOSCIP supports collaborative R&D projects that involve academic and industry researchers working together to solve challenging problems using SOSCIP’s computing platforms.

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SOSCIP is about more than just computers. Our mandate includes generating effective collaborations among SOSCIP consortium member academic institutions and industry. See below to learn more about our platforms + expertise + programs.



SOSCIP offers a number of programs that are available to researchers at our member institutions, as well as Ontario industry partners, to help achieve research & technical goals with our advanced computing tools.


The SOSCIP advanced computing platforms feature four distinct and unique systems that provide academic and industry researchers with a competitive advantage not available anywhere else in Canada. Our technology is bolstered by high-level technical support from our experts at the University of Toronto, Western University, Queen’s University and IBM.
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Canada’s fastest supercomputer is suited for large-scale, distributed applications that require massively parallel processing power.

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Canada’s first research-dedicated cloud environment hosts a broad array of IBM software tools for application development and data analytics.

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Canada’s first multi-platform agile R&D environment uses Field-Programmable Gate Array technology to accelerate hardware performance.

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The LMS is a single 64-core virtual system with 4.5 TB of RAM. Outfitted with the latest IBM analytics software, it’s ideal for data-intensive projects with huge active memory requirements.


Our services include unrivaled access to hardware and software expertise you won’t find anywhere else, as well as access to SOSCIP’s business development network.