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U-M fosters thriving artificial intelligence and machine learning research

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Research using machine learning and artificial intelligence — tools that allow computers to learn about and predict outcomes from massive datasets — has been booming at the University of Michigan.…

Video available from MIDAS Research Forum

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Video is now available from the MIDAS Research Forum held Dec. 1 in the Michigan League at http://myumi.ch/6vA3V The forum featured U-M students and faculty showcasing their data science research; a…

Data Science for Music Challenge Initiative RFP released

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The Data Science for Music Challenge Initiative will award four, one-year  grants of up to $75,000 each for research projects at the intersection of music and data science. A two-page…

Yottabyte Research Cloud able to accept HIPAA-aligned data

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Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS) is pleased to announce that the Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) computing platform is now HIPAA-compliant. This means that YBRC and its associated services…

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January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Android Application Development: Why and How

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google has stated that over 2 billion devices around the world use the…

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Introductory GIS

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use ArcGIS to learn basics of GIS by solving 2-3 specific problems. We will use the graphical user…

ARC Highlights

Year in Review

FY2017-2018 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.

Sharon Broude Geva

Sharon Broude Geva re-elected as vice-chair of CASC

 

Sharon Broude Geva, the Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been re-elected vice-chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC).

Founded in 1989, CASC advocates for the use of advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success. The organization’s members represent 84 institutions of higher education and national labs.

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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.

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

ARC Symposia and Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days

ARC’s multidisciplinary research institutes, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) and the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE), hold annual symposia bringing together like-minded researchers from across U-M and beyond.

ARC’s predecessor, the Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure or ORCI held annual Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days events to bring the computational research community together, including prominent speakers and poster competitions:

Meet FLUX

High performance computer cluster at the University of Michigan

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