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.


Turbo Research Storage offers CIFS volumes

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Turbo Research Storage is now offering CIFS volumes for Windows and Mac clients. Multiprotocol (simultaneous NFS and CIFS) is also a new option for NFS volumes. Multiprotocol provides the flexibility…

Access to the Internet from ARC-TS clusters now available

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Users of ARC-TS computing resources can now access the Internet from compute nodes. Normally, compute nodes on ARC-TS clusters cannot directly access the Internet because they have private IP addresses. This…

NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division seeks community input

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The National Science Foundation is seeking input from the research computing community as part of a review of its Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division.

2016-2017 MICDE Student Fellowship recipients announced

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MICDE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 MICDE Fellowships for students enrolled in the PhD in Scientific Computing or the Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering.

June 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

UMTRI Speaker Series: Henry Liu, Next Generation Traffic Control Systems with Connected and Automated Vehicles

Abstract: Traditionally traffic signal systems are designed in such a way that different time slots are allocated to conflicting traffic streams in order to ensure vehicle safety. In the future, such design constraints may…

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - July 22 @ 12:00 am

ARC-TS HPC Maintenance

Flux, Armis, Flux Hadoop, and their storage systems (/home, /scratch, and HDFS on Flux Hadoop) will be unavailable starting at Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m., with a return to…

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,…

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gary King, PhD, Harvard, Institute for Quantitative Social Science – MIDAS Seminar Series

Bio: Dr. King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University — one of 24 with the title of University Professor, Harvard’s most distinguished faculty position. He is based…

Latest Twetter Feeds

Scheduling on Flux has resumed. New Matlab license is installed. 
Scheduling will be paused on Flux for ~10 minutes while we do a Matlab license update. 
The /scratch performance problem seems to have improved, but we don't know exactly what happened yet. Continuing to investigate. 

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

Countdown to summer HPC maintenance

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.