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Q & A with Chaoyi Jiao, first recipient of the MIDAS Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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The MIDAS Graduate Certificate in Data Science was established in 2015 to offer students a way to enhance their skills and prepare for a workforce that values multidisciplinary knowledge, broad…

Funding available for data set acquisition

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The new Data Acquisition for Data Science (DADS) program supports acquisition, preparation, management, and maintenance of specialized research data sets used in current and future data science-enabled research projects across…

New geospatial analysis and GIS support at CSCAR

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CSCAR (Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research) is offering expanded support for geospatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS), effective immediately. Researchers seeking guidance in this area are encouraged…

U-M, Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research

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CONTACT: Dan Meisler, ARC Communications Manager, 734-764-7414, dmeisler@umich.edu A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by…

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MIDAS Seminar Series:  Jacob Abernethy, PhD. || 4pm in Forum Hall, Palmer Commons - https://t.co/GKxDFURkap 

October 6 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

MICDE Seminar: Jonathan Freund, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bio: Jonathan Freund is the Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering and of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the co-director of the…

October 14 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

MICDE Seminar: Anthony Wachs, University of British Columbia

Bio: Anthony Wachs is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the departments of Mathematics and of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He received his…

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gary King, PhD, Harvard, Institute for Quantitative Social Science – MIDAS Seminar Series

Bio: Dr. King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University — one of 24 with the title of University Professor, Harvard’s most distinguished faculty position. He is based…

October 26 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

MICDE Seminar: Andrea Lodi, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal

Bio: Dr. Andrea Lodi is a professor in the department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnique Montreal. He is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making…

ARC Highlights

Lights of India visualization

Electricity in India

Many still live in darkness

U-M Assistant Professor of Political Science Brian Min is using the Flux high performance computing cluster to analyze thousands of satellite images showing the output of electric lights in India.

His Nightlights website shows satellite images collected over 20 years from more than 600,000 villages. Min’s research reveals that some local units of government have overstated their progress in electrification, and that political considerations play into which regions get electricity, among other things.

Read the U-M press release for more details.

Conflux visualization

ConFlux

Combining Big Data and HPC

A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.

The National Science Foundation will provide $2.42 million to develop a unique facility for refining complex, physics-based computer models with big data techniques at the University of Michigan. The university will provide an additional $1.04 million.

See the grant description and press release for more information.

U-M featured on CASC brochure

 

An image from the lab of Prof. Joaquim Martins, Aerospace Engineering, is featured on the cover of the 2016 brochure of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). U-M researchers Alberto Figueroa (Surgery and Biomedical Engineering) and Venkat Raman (Aerospace Engineering) are also included in the report, which highlights notable computational research from the past year.

CASC is an 85-member non-profit group advocating for the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as development of a diverse and well-prepared 21st century workforce

Animation of reducing the bottleneck effect

$5 million to widen ‘bottleneck to discovery’

An NSF grant will create a software-defined network between three Michigan universities

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer’s, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.

Those are just a few of the countless examples of fields where our capacity to gather scientific data now far exceeds our capacity to crunch it—especially when collaborations span the globe. Some research projects are producing the equivalent of 1,000 consumer hard drives a month, for example. Read more.

RCS Fall of 2014 event

Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days

ARC and its predecessor ORCI held annual Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days events to bring the computational research community together, including prominent speakers and poster competitions. For information, or to view videos and posters, see below:

CI Days evolved into the annual symposium put on by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) and the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE).

Meet FLUX

High performance computer cluster at the University of Michigan

Current Status

ARC IN ACTION

  • Armis
    HIPAA-aligned HPC cluster
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    ARC-TS established a HIPAA-aligned cluster in early 2016
  • 2,852
    Current ARC-TS HPC users
  • 22,818
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    Number of HPC processors in ARC-TS computing resources
  • 1,087,012
    HPC jobs completed, 1Q 2016
  • 112 TB
    Amount of HPC memory