Part of UMRCP provided by ITSThe Great Lakes Slurm cluster is a campus-wide computing cluster that serves the broad needs of researchers across the university. The Great Lakes HPC Cluster replaced Flux, the shared research computing cluster that served over 300 research projects and 2,500 active users.

The Great Lakes HPC Cluster is available to all researchers on campus for simulation, modeling, machine learning, data science, genomics, and more. The platform provides a balanced combination of computing power, I/O performance, storage capability, and accelerators.

Based on extensive input from faculty and other stakeholders across campus, the Great Lakes HPC Cluster is designed to deliver similar services and capabilities as Flux, including access to GPUs and large-memory nodes and improved support for emerging uses such as machine learning and genomics. The Great Lakes HPC Cluster consists of approximately 13,000 cores.

U-M Research Computing Package

The University of Michigan Research Computing Package (UMRCP) is an investment into the U-M research community via simple, dependable access to several ITS-provided high-performance computing clusters and data storage resources. CPU credits are allocated on the Great Lakes cluster and can be used for standard, larger memory, or GPU resources.

Grant Support

See the Grant Resources page for information regarding grant proposals using the Great Lakes HPC Cluster.

LSA-specific Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts provides a cost-share of 80% for researchers in College units paying for their use of the Great Lakes cluster on unit shortcodes. LSA researchers who do not have access to any other account may be eligible to use the accounts provided centrally by LSA. The usage policy and restrictions on these accounts is described in detail on the LSA’s public Great Lakes accounts page.

Questions about access or use of these accounts should be sent to

Student Teams

See the Great Lakes Student Teams and Organizations page if your team requires HPC resources.

Use Within Courses

Learn how you can use Great Lakes in your course.

To establish a Slurm account for a class please contact us at with the following information:

  • Students to be put on the account
  • List of individuals to administer the account
  • Any limits to be placed on the either the users or the account as a whole
  • The unit abbreviation and course and section numbers for the course you are leading (i.e., eecs498 section 400)

Please note: all students will need to have a user login to use the account and can request one online.

For technical support, email

Order Service

Complete this form to get a new Great Lakes cluster login.

If you would like to create a Great Lakes Cluster account or have any questions, contact with lists of users, admins, and a Shortcode. UMRCP accounts are also available to eligible researchers. For more information, please visit our UMRCP page.

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