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ARC Director Sharon Broude Geva elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation

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Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) for 2019. Founded in…

U-M prepares for SC18 conference in Dallas

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University of Michigan researchers and IT staff are gearing up for extensive participation in the Supercomputing ‘18 conference (SC18) in Dallas from Nov. 11-16. SC “Perennial” Quentin Stout, U-M professor…

Beta cluster available for learning Slurm; new scheduler to be part of upcoming cluster updates

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New HPC resources to replace Flux and updates to Armis are coming.  They will run a new scheduling system (Slurm). You will need to learn the commands in this system…

MIDAS announces winners of 2018 poster competition

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The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 poster competition, which is held in conjunction with the MIDAS annual symposium. The symposium…

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Matching with R

An introduction to matching, such as propensity score matching, using R‘s “optmatch” package. Matching is used to improve balance between groups, typically in observational studies, by creating quasi-experimental strata of similar individuals. We…

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Web Scraping with Python

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the Python requests, beautifulsoup, retry…

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Android Application Development: An Introduction to Android Studio

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. If you are developing an app in Android for the first time, the first option you…

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MICDE Seminar: Ali Yilmaz, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Electromagnetics & Acoustics

ARC-TS Highlights

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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