WHAT’S HAPPENING

U-M plans participation at SC17 conference in Denver

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Several University of Michigan researchers and professional IT staff will attend the Supecomputing 17 (SC17) conference in Colorado from Nov. 12-17, and participate in a number of different ways, including…

Reading and discussion group:  Data science in understanding and addressing climate change 

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CSCAR announces a reading and discussion group Data science in understanding and addressing climate change that will meet on the third or fourth (depending on the preferences of participants) Friday of every month between 3…

U-M partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform

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A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all…

CSCAR provides walk-in support for new Flux users

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CSCAR now provides walk-in support during business hours for students, faculty, and staff seeking assistance in getting started with the Flux computing environment.  CSCAR consultants can walk a researcher through…

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November 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

MIDAS Working Group: Teaching Data Science

Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is convening a working group on teaching data science. As we incorporate data science into almost every level of teaching, many issues need to…

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

2017 U-M Data Science Research Forum

Forum Highlights Oral and poster presentations on Theoretical foundations of data science Data science methodology Data science applications in any research domain Social impact of data science research How to…

ARC Highlights

Year in Review

FY2016-2016 highlights

The Advanced Research Computing Year in Review report is now available to view or download. It outlines the progress in research, infrastructure and education fostered by ARC over the past year.

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