WHAT’S HAPPENING

Eric Michielssen completes term as Associate Vice President for Research – Advanced Research Computing

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Eric Michielssen will step down from his position as Associate Vice President for Research - Advanced Research Computing on December 31, 2018, after serving in that leadership role for almost…

U-M approves new graduate certificate in computational neuroscience

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The new Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience will help bridge the gap between experimentally focused studies and quantitative modeling and analysis, giving graduate students a chance to broaden their skill…

U-M awarded a Clare Boothe Luce grant for fellowships to support women in STEM

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The Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $270,000 grant to the University of Michigan. The funding will support women PhD students through the Michigan…

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…

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2019 MICDE Symposium

The MICDE 2019 Symposium will feature eminent scientists from around the world and the U-M campus.

ARC Highlights

Year in Review

FY2018-2019 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 elected as chair of CASC

 

Sharon Broude Geva, the Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been elected 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
  • 4,000+
    Current ARC-TS HPC users
  • 27,000+
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    Number of HPC processors in ARC-TS computing resources
  • 4,000,000+
    HPC jobs completed, FY18-19
  • 90,000,000+
    CPU hours used, FY18-19