Beta is the Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) test cluster available to all researchers at the University of Michigan.  It is currently not a publicly available cluster and is only available to the members of the ARC-TS staff.

Beta consists of 4 compute nodes, each with 16 AVX cores (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz) and 62 GB of RAM, interconnected with 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking.  It is using the Slurm workload manager.

Getting Access:

All ARC-TS staff should have access. To login, please login to beta-login .

For technical support, please email

For additional information on using Beta:

The Flux HPC Cluster

Getting Access

Beta is intended for small scale testing to convert Torque/PBS scripts to Slurm.

To request:

1. Fill out the ARC-TS HPC account request form.

2. Email with the following information:

  • the list of people who should have access to the allocation
  • the list of people who can change the user list and augment or end the allocations.

Because this is a test platform, there is no cost for using Beta.

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