TD MDAL is enhancing the study and practice of management analytics at Rotman by providing state-of-the-art computing and programming support to students and faculty.
Rotman Analytics Cluster (RAC) for teaching is a computing platform for big data analysis maintained by TD MDAL and its partner at Centre for Advanced Computing. The cluster consists of five powerful nodes, and is scalable based on usage. It has a large amount of data science software installed, including, for example, Python, R, SAS Viya and the full Hadoop ecosystem (Hortonworks HDP). The RAC is a perfect experimental platform for students to discover and learn big data technologies. It is accessible 24/7 from anywhere using the Internet.
For researchers who need data storage and computing capacity beyond their personal computers, please contact TD MDAL for a consultation. We can assist you to find a suitable computing platform. If you have modest computational needs, we can set up an account for you on Rotman Research Node (RRN). If you need to run large compute-intensive jobs, we can help you get started with one of the high performance computing systems sponsored through Compute Canada (e.g. the Niagara Cluster at SciNet and the Cedar Cluster at WestGrid), or we may guide you to build a personalized computing environment on Rotman IT platform or at a Cloud service provider.