Undergraduate groups can now access Flux, U-M’s shared computing cluster, at no cost under the new Flux For Undergraduates program from Advanced Research Computing (ARC).

Flux For Undergraduates aims to provide undergraduates with experience in high performance computing and access to computational resources for their projects; it is not meant for faculty-led research. Jobs submitted under Flux For Undergraduates will run only when unused cycles are available and will be preempted if higher priority jobs are submitted and need the resources.

When submitting a PBS script on a Flux for Undergraduates account, you must include the following line:

#PBS -l qos=preempt

Student groups can also purchase Flux allocations for jobs that are higher priority or time constrained; those allocations can also work in conjunction with the free Flux For Undergraduates jobs.

Undergraduate groups must have a faculty sponsor to be eligible for Flux For Undergraduates. For more information, please email arcts-support@umich.edu. To request time under Flux For Undergraduates, fill out the application form.