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.


ITS offers training in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

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Information and Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce training for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as…

ConFlux cluster expands

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ARC-TS has installed 15 new compute nodes into the ConFlux cluster. These nodes have the same 20 cores CPU as the original set, but with 256 GB of RAM instead…

U-M launches Data Science Master’s Program

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The University of Michigan's new, interdisciplinary Data Science Master's Program is taking applications for its first group of students. The program is aimed at teaching participants how to extract useful…

HPC training workshops begin Tuesday, Feb. 13

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A series of training workshops in high performance computing will be held Feb. 12 through March 6, 2018, presented by CSCAR in conjunction with Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS).…

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Deep Neural Networks with TensorFlow: A Quick Start Introduction

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. TensorFlow is a popular software library that is often used to construct and train DNNs. In this workshop,…

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Computation: A Pillar of Science and a Lens to the Future — the 2018 MICDE Symposium

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering 2018 Symposium will feature eminent scientists from around the world and the U-M campus. The symposium this year will show how computational science…

March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Intro to GPU & CUDA Programming

This workshop is an introduction to GPU programing for scientific and engineering applications. The basics of GPU architecture will be presented. Parallel programing strategies will be discussed followed by actual…

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Image processing III

If you use image data in your work, but are not trained to analyze it, this workshop could be for you. This is the third workshop and will build upon…

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RT @ARC_UM:Coming up next week: the MICDE annual symposium, featuring a keynote address by Cleve Moler, creator of MATLAB (and… 
Restarting the scheduler on Flux for a configuration change. 
Flux /scratch array rebuilds are about 70% complete. Continued performance degradation is expected until the rebuilds finish. 

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U-M partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform

A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers.

The $3.5 million ThunderX computing cluster will enable U-M researchers to, for example, process massive amounts of data generated by remote sensors in distributed manufacturing environments, or by test fleets of automated and connected vehicles.

The cluster will run the Hortonworks Data Platform providing Spark, Hadoop MapReduce and other tools for large-scale data processing.

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Learn about data science infrastructure and consulting resources

ARC-TS Director Brock Palen and CSCAR Director Kerby Shedden speak at the MIDAS 2017 Research Forum

U-M enjoys successful SC17 conference in Denver

Several University of Michigan researchers and professional IT staff attended the Supercomputing 17 (SC17) conference in Denver from Nov. 12-17, participating in a number of different ways, including demonstrations, presentations and tutorials.

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MDST team

Flux cluster 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.

Yottabyte Research Cloud able to accept HIPAA-aligned data

ARC-TS is pleased to announce that the Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) computing platform is now HIPAA-compliant. This means that YBRC and its associated services can accept restricted data, enabling secure data analysis on Windows and Linux virtual desktops as well as secure hosting of databases and data ingestion.

The new capability ensures the security of restricted data through the creation of firewalled network enclaves, allowing HIPAA-aligned data to be analyzed safely and securely in YBRC’s flexible, robust and scalable environment.   Within each network enclave, researchers have access to Windows and Linux virtual desktops that can contain any software required for their analysis pipeline.

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ARC-TS expands data-science platform

ARC-TS has expanded its data science computing platform, giving all U-M researchers new capabilities to host structured and unstructured databases, and to ingest, store, query and analyze large datasets.

The new platform features a flexible, robust and scalable database environment, and a set of data pipeline tools that can ingest and process large amounts of data from sensors, mobile devices and wearables, and other sources of streaming data. The platform leverages the advanced virtualization capabilities of ARC-TS’s Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) infrastructure, and is supported by U-M’s Data Science Initiative launched in 2015.

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