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Alain Veilleux

Calcul Québec
Chief Technology Officer

Alain has been involved in computing for over 35 years, both as a leisure  starting even before the advent of the IBM PC, and then professionally as a  systems administrator.  He founded the Centre for Computational Science  (CCS) at the Université de Sherbrooke in 2002.

The CCS has hosted Canada's fastest supercomputer at multiple occasions  over the last 16 years.  Multiple projects initiated by Alain and the CCS had an important impact on the support of research in Canada, including the  Compute Canada Cloud (in collaboration with University of Victoria) that provides an IAAS infrastructure to Compute Canada's researchers, and the GenAP science portal (in collaboration with McGill University) that facilitates the use of ARC by the life science research community.  The CCS is also involved in CANARIE's DAIR project helping SMEs using cloud technologies for their development.

As the CTO of Calcul Quebec since 2015, Alain has worked on the planningof the organisation's current hosting site and is playing an active role in procuring and bringing up to speed the Compute Canada Beluga ARC system at CQ/McGill.  Alain has a Master degree in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics along with an MBA.