Name change: ARC-TS is now ARC

By February 17, 2021 September 10th, 2021 General Interest, News

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We are excited to announce that we will be changing our name from Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) to Advanced Research Computing (ARC).

Along with the entire ITS team, we are committed to enhancing our support of high performance computing infrastructure and delivering intuitive research computing solutions that are agile and researcher-centric—and we hope that this name change will give a grateful nod to the history and growth of HPC at Michigan.

We will update ARC-TS’s website to reflect the new name on Mar. 6, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. It will have a new URL,, and there will be automatic redirects for anyone using the previous URL. The Twitter handle has been renamed @umichARC, and customers can continue to reach the Help Desk at

This change does not affect the groups that were previously part of ARC (MICDE, MIDAS, and CSCAR), and those groups will remain as independent units within the Office of Research.

Director Brock Palen and team look forward to continuing working collaboratively with units in ITS and across the university to deliver world-class technology to researchers.