Great Lakes Timeline

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

Great Lakes Installation Begins

October 1, 2018

Dell, Mellanox, and DDN will be delivering and installing the hardware to deliver the new Great Lakes service.  These teams will be working along side the…

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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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Great Lakes Beta (GLB) created

November 1, 2018

Great Lakes Beta is installed for HPC support staff to build and test software packages on the same hardware in Great Lakes.

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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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Great Lakes primary installation complete and ARC-TS begins loading and configuration

May 30, 2019

The Great Lakes installation is primarily complete other than waiting for final HDR firmware testing for the new InfiniBand system.  The current InfiniBand system is…

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Great lakes firmware updates complete

July 8, 2019

This date is a rough estimate.  Great Lakes, as of June, is running a GA-candidate HDR-100 InfiniBand firmware.   We will schedule an update to the…

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Great Lakes Open for Early User Testing

July 15, 2019

We will be looking for sets of friendly users who will be able to test different aspects of the system to submit their workloads to…

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2019 Summer Maintenance

August 12, 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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Great Lakes Early User Testing Ends

August 14, 2019

The Great Lakes early user period for testing will end. Great Lakes will transition into production and users will be able to submit work as…

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Great Lakes Open for General Availability

August 19, 2019

Assuming all initial testing is successful, we expect that Great Lakes will become available for University users after the ARC-TS summer maintenance.

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Great Lakes Migration Complete

November 25, 2019

All HPC accounts, users, and workflows must be migrated to either Great Lakes (Standard, GPU, Large-Memory, and On-demand Flux) or Lighthouse (Flux Operating Environment nodes)…

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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.

Order Service

Great Lakes will be free of charge until November, 25th 2019.  Current Flux accounts and logins have been added to Great Lakes.  If you need a new Great Lakes login, fill out this form.

If you do not have a Flux account and would like to create a Great Lakes account or have any questions, please contact hpc-support@umich.edu with lists of users, admins, and a shortcode.