WHAT’S HAPPENING

ARC Director Sharon Broude Geva elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation

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Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) for 2019. Founded in…

U-M participates in SC18 conference in Dallas

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University of Michigan researchers and IT staff wrapped up a successful Supercomputing ‘18 (SC18) in Dallas from Nov. 11-16, 2018, taking part in a number of different aspects of the…

Beta cluster available for learning Slurm; new scheduler to be part of upcoming cluster updates

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New HPC resources to replace Flux and updates to Armis are coming.  They will run a new scheduling system (Slurm). You will need to learn the commands in this system…

MIDAS announces winners of 2018 poster competition

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The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 poster competition, which is held in conjunction with the MIDAS annual symposium. The symposium…

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Android Application Development: An Introduction to Android Studio

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. If you are developing an app in Android for the first time, the first option you…

November 29 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Spatial point process models

Spatial point (and marked point) process models help us analyze the geometrical pattern of points in space and find application in a variety of fields including image processing, public health,…

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MICDE Seminar: Youssef Marzouk, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

Uncertainty Quantification

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

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.

Read more…

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