Beta is the Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) test cluster available to all researchers at the University of Michigan.  It is available to all current Flux users.

Beta is intended only for non-commercial, academic research and instruction. It is specifically suited to testing scripts and is also not intended for production-level research.  No PHI or sensitive data may be stored or processed.

Beta consists of several compute nodes, each with 16 AVX cores (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz) and 64 GB of RAM, interconnected with 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking.  It is using the Slurm workload manager.

Getting Access:

All current Flux users have access. To login, please SSH to (Duo authentication required).

For technical support, please email

For additional information on using Beta:

Getting Access

Beta is intended for small scale testing to convert Torque/PBS scripts to Slurm.

To request:

Fill out the ARC-TS HPC account request form.

Because this is a test platform, there is no cost for using Beta.

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