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.


Winners of MICDE symposium poster competition announced

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Three winners of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Poster Competition, held at the MICDE Annual Symposium, were announced April 7, 2016. They are: First place – Elizabeth Hou,…

White papers due for MIDAS Challenge Initiatives June 30

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The second round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Initiatives is open, with the deadline for initial funding submissions on June 30. MIDAS is seeking proposals in…

Software Carpentry workshop at U-M — May 2-3

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A Software Carpentry workshop will be held at the U-M Medical School May 2 and 3. These workshops are free and open to anyone on campus; the sessions are suitable for researchers in the…

U-M software package HOOMD-blue chosen as benchmark for new GPU performance by NVIDIA

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HOOMD-blue, a University of Michigan-produced software package for particle simulation, was chosen as one of seven benchmark applications to demonstrate the speed of NVIDIA’s new Tesla P100 GPU. HOOMD-blue was developed…

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Statistics: A Review

A one-day, intensive review of common statistical methods of design, measurement analysis and presentation of scientific investigations.  The workshop is designed for any scholar engaged in quantitative research. Statistics: A…

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes-Lecture

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tutorial: Learning to use the Community Earth System Model on Flux

If you are interested in learning how to operate the Community Earth System Model (CESM) global climate modeling system using U-M computing resources, please attend this interactive tutorial.

July 18 @ 12:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 am

MIDAS hosting Data Science Summer Camp for high school students

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is hosting a data science summer camp for juniors and seniors in high school, from July 18 – 22, 2016. Students in the camp,…

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The Hadoop scheduler is back in service. 
The Hadoop scheduler will be down for a brief period for maintenance. 
Still a lot of unused capacity in FluxOD. Submit your on Demand jobs now. 

ARC-TS Highlights

MDST team

Unused Flux cycles 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 unused computing cycles on 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 (

Sharon Broude Geva

ARC Director to speak at PRACEdays16

May 10 in Prague

Sharon Broude Geva, Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC), will deliver a keynote address at PRACEdays16.

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has 25 member countries; its mission is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realize this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process.

Geva’s talk is titled “Beyond Hardware: Scaling Up the Approach to Advanced Research Computing.”

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.