Strengths of MACI

An internationally competitive communication and computation infrastructure is essential to the vitality of research and development in Canada. The MACI project addresses the issues of infrastructure and Canada's readiness to compete in a knowledge-based economy. The MACI project:

  • encourages leading-edge research
  • makes advanced computational resources accessible
  • creates a pool of skilled computational scientists and technical support staff
  • trains skilled workers to fill new positions
  • attracts and retains highly qualified faculty and students
  • enhances academic/industrial collaboration
  • enables industry to retain or gain a competitive advantage over global competitors in key sectors
  • opens up emerging market niches
  • inspires the development of new companies as a result of new technologies, products and services derived from research
  • increases access to quality technology within all work sectors, increasing the number of jobs
  • invests in Alberta's intellectual capital