Environment Differences

The Ontario Health Data Platform (OHDP) is a federated high-performance computing environment consisting of two environments, OHDP-I and OHDP-Q.

In addition to supporting different types of research, the environments also have other distinctions. These are outlined in the table below.

Features
OHDP-I
OHDP-Q
Supported Data Modalities
COVID-19 Test Results Data
Health Administrative Data
Social Data
 
Census/Survey Data
 
Clinical Data
Data Assets
See links for a full list of available data assets
Full list of data assets provided here.
Full list of data assets provided here.
Ethics / Privacy Considerations
REB Approval Required
(PHIPA Section 44)
ICES Agent Agreement Required
(PHIPA Section 45)
 
Platform Access
Access to Analytic Virtual Environment channel via Citrix
 
Access to workspace via Remote Desktop 
Ingress
Supports ingress of external data
Supports frequent automated ingress (for ancillary data, code, etc.) 
Software / Tools
OHDP-I
OHDP-Q
GitLab (to collaborate on code within the workspace) 
R
Python (Anaconda)
Jupyter Notebook
TensorFlow
CUDA
Support for custom tools/software
Technical Resources
Project specific CPU core allocation 
Project specific GPU core allocation 
Linux via Terminal
Linux via Graphical User Interface (xRDP) 
Copy and paste functionality (within the workspace)
Horizontally expandable data storage 
GPU Grid (SLURM)

up to 54 GPUs

up to 300 GPUs
Additional Resources
ICES Staff Scientist support
 
Administrative data management support
 
Complex data management support