SOSCIP has helped over 40 small and medium-sized companies become more productive and competitive.

Elissa Strome, Executive Director, SOSCIP, University of Toronto

Business Challenge story

Many innovative business ideas require high-performance computing or advanced data analytics to get them off the ground; SOSCIP aims to ensure Ontario’s small- and medium-sized enterprises can access these capabilities.


With IBM as lead industrial partner and solution provider, SOSCIP runs four research computing platforms supporting regional businesses, including Canada’s fastest supercomputer, a 4-rack IBM® Blue Gene®/Q system and the first research-dedicated cloud analytics platform in Canada.


First-of-its-kind research-dedicated cloud analytics platform enables businesses and academics to collaborate on ground-breaking complex data analytics, accelerating research progress and creating new jobs in the province.

Solution Category

  • IBM Cloud
  • IBM Hybrid Cloud
  • Solution Components

    • Cognos Analytics
    • Cognos Business Intelligence
    • Govt: Shared Services
    • Grid Computing
    • IBM Power Systems
    • InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition
    • SPSS Modeler
    • Streams
    • Technical Computing
    • Watson Studio & Modeler