Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services provides access to and support for the use of advanced computing resources that enable powerful approaches to research challenges in a wide range of fields.


Building a Community of Social Scientists with Big Data Skills: The ICOS Big Data Summer Camp

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As the use of data science techniques continues to grow across disciplines, a group of University of Michigan researchers are working to build a community of social scientists with skills…

Scientific Computing Student Club (SC2) working on XSEDE Hybrid Computing challenge

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After learning about hybrid computing at XSEDE’s summer bootcamp, the Scientific Computing Student Club (SC2) is working as a team on the XSEDE hybrid computing challenge: How fast can you…

Video, slides available: “Advanced Research Computing at Michigan, An Overview,” Brock Palen, ARC-TS

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Video ( and slides ( are now available from Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) Associate Director Brock Palen’s presentation “Advanced Research Computing at Michigan, An Overview.” Palen gave…

New ARC Connect service provides desktop graphical interface for HPC resources

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Users of ARC-TS computing resources can now use desktop versions of popular software packages like Matlab and R while accessing the Flux shared computing cluster. The new service, called ARC…

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

U-M telecast of XSEDE Big Data workshop

XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are presenting a one day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark. U-M is one of several sites around the…

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Data Science Skills Series week 1

Fast data processing with Go We will demonstrate basic Go using several practical examples of data manipulation.  Go ( is an open source programming language that has many syntax features…

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Data Science Skills Series Week 2

Data processing and visualization in R This workshop will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques, especially as a prelude to visualization.  The main focus will be the dplyr…

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Data Science Skills Series week 3

Web Scraping with Python We will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. For demonstration purposes, we will scrape sports and…

Latest Twetter Feeds

Torque and Moab on Flux have been restarted. 
Restarting Torque and Moab on Flux - running jobs will be unaffected, but the q* commands (like qstat) will not work. 
Torque and Moab on Flux have been restarted and jobs are being scheduled. 

ARC-TS Highlights

MDST team

Flux cluster now available to undergraduates

Service available at no cost

Under ARC-TS’s new Flux for Undergraduates program, student groups and individuals with faculty sponsors can access Flux for free.

Seeking HPC-related publications

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) maintains a list of journal and conference publications that involve the use of Flux and/or other research computing resources provided by Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services.

In order to keep this list up to date, we are asking investigators to submit publications from 2015 to the present by emailing Commmunications Manager Dan Meisler (

ARC-TS Associate Director Brock Palen talks about ConFlux cluster

At OpenPOWER Summit

Summer HPC maintenance completed

Flux and Armis recently underwent significant maintenance and upgrades. Please check our Twitter feed for status updates, and visit the 2016 Upgrade FAQ page for more information.

Close up of Armis cluster

Introducing Armis

HIPAA-aligned HPC cluster

The new Armis cluster, when used with the Turbo Research Storage service, allows for the storage and analysis of data governed by HIPAA backed by the power of high performance computing.

Flux capacity increased

Seventh generation nodes added Feb. 2016

As part of regular upgrades to our high performance computing resources, ARC-TS has increased the capacity of the Flux HPC cluster.

These newest (seventh generation) nodes include:

  • 167 Standard Flux nodes with 24 cores and 128 GB RAM each
  • 4 Large Memory Flux nodes with 56 cores and 1.5 TB RAM each
  • Connected via EDR (100 Gbps) Infiniband
  • Adds a total of 4,232 cores and 27 TB RAM to Flux.