Beta Timeline

Dates in the future are subject to change. We use our best estimates given what we know today.

Beta HPC cluster available

October 2, 2018

The Beta HPC cluster was introduced to enable HPC users to begin migrating their Torque job scripts to Slurm and test their workflows on a Slurm-based…

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Beta Cluster testing continues

January 8, 2019

If you are a current HPC user on Flux or Armis and have not used Slurm before, we highly recommend you login and test your…

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HPC OnDemand Available for Beta

March 8, 2019

The replacement for ARC Connect, called HPC OnDemand, will be available for users.  This will allow users to submit jobs via the web rather than…

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2019 Summer Maintenance

August 11, 2019

The ARC-TS annual summer maintenance will begin.   The details, services impacted,  and length of the maintenance will be determined when we get closer to the date. …

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Beta Retires

November 29, 2019

Beta will be retired after both Flux and Armis have been retired, as the purpose of Beta is to assist users to transition to the…

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If you have questions, please send email to hpc-support@umich.edu.

Getting Access

Beta is intended for small scale testing to convert Torque/PBS scripts to Slurm. No sensitive data of any type should be used on Beta.

To request:

1. 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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