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 cluster will replace Flux, the shared research computing cluster that currently serves over 300 research projects and 2,500 active users.

The Great Lakes 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 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 cluster consists of approximately 13,000 cores.

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

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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

Great Lakes will be free of charge until December 2nd, 2019. 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 do not have a Flux account and would like to create a Great Lakes cluster account or have any questions, contact with lists of users, admins, and a shortcode.