The Great Lakes Slurm cluster is a new, campus-wide computing cluster that will serve the broad needs of researchers across the university. The Great Lakes HPC Cluster has replaced Flux, the shared research computing cluster that currently serves over 300 research projects and 2,500 active users.

The Great Lakes HPC Cluster is available to all researchers on campus for simulation, modeling, machine learning, data science, genomics, and more. The platform provides a balanced combination of computing power, I/O performance, storage capability, and accelerators.

Based on extensive input from faculty and other stakeholders across campus, the Great Lakes HPC Cluster is designed to deliver similar services and capabilities as Flux, including access to GPUs and large-memory nodes and improved support for emerging uses such as machine learning and genomics. The Great Lakes HPC Cluster consists of approximately 13,000 cores.

See the Grant Resources page for information regarding grant proposals using the Great Lakes HPC Cluster.

See the LSA funding page for information on funding courses at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

For technical support, email hpc-support@umich.edu.

Status updates

August 2019: Great Lakes general availability for campus

July 2019: Early User period

March 2019

December 2018

October 16, 2018: U-M announces selection of Dell, Mellanox and DDN to supply Great Lakes.

Order Service

Billing for the Great Lakes service began on January 6, 2020. Existing, active Flux accounts and logins have been added to the Great Lakes Cluster. Complete this form to get a new Great Lakes cluster login.

If you would like to create a Great Lakes Cluster account or have any questions, contact hpc-support@umich.edu with lists of users, admins, and a shortcode. Trial accounts are also available for new PIs.