Computing & Cloud Storage

Linux OS

Training on Linux OS (operating system) usage.

HPC Schedulers & Job Exec

Training on high performance computing cluster job submission and running.

Local Virtual Servers

Virtual server running on UBC virtualization infrastructure

Commercial Cloud Compute Offerings

Cloud computing offered by 3rd parties.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft (MS) Teams is a collaboration tool for groups to create content and share the information they need to work together. The tool is operated by Microsoft as part of their MS 365 suite. MS Teams enables users across the University to connect via instant messaging, video conferencing, online meetings, and simultaneously work on a document in real-time together.


Fast, secure, sharing and fire-and-forget file transfers. Globus can be used for moving data between any two resources, whether it is a small number of very large (even terabyte-sized) files or a very large number of small files.

FTP/SFTP endpoints

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or SSH(Secure) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) available servers. Provides file access, file transfer, and file management. Potentially self-managed, allowing transfer access to storage.

Local HPC Clusters

Local High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters allow for a boost in processing speed to deliver high-performance computing.


Dropbox is a file hosting service that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, and can be used as a file-sharing service.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a free Web-based application in which documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online.