The Extreme Scale Engineering and Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded service that provides computing resources to institutions across the country.


Globus is a robust cloud-based file transfer service designed to move many large files, ranging from 10s of GBs to 10s of TBs. ARC is a Globus Provider for the U-M community, which allows some U-M resources to serve as endpoints for file transfers.

Public Cloud Services

U-M has service agreements with three public cloud services providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.


ConFlux is a cluster that seamlessly combines the computing power of HPC with the analytical power of data science.


Open Storage Research Infrastructure (OSiRIS) is a collaboration between U-M, Wayne State University, Michigan State University and Indiana University to build a distributed, multi-institutional storage infrastructure that will allow researchers at any of our three campuses to read, write, manage and share large amounts of data directly from their computing facility locations on each campus.

Yottabyte Research Cloud powered by Verge.io

The Yottabyte Research Cloud is a partnership between ARC and Yottabyte that provides U-M researchers with high performance, secure and flexible computing environments enabling the analysis of data sets regulated by federal privacy and data protection laws, proprietary access agreements, or confidentiality requirements.

Great Lakes

Great Lakes performance computing (HPC) cluster is the shared, Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) cluster available to all researchers at the University of Michigan.

The ThunderX Cluster

The Cavium Thunder X Hadoop cluster is a next-generation Hadoop cluster.

Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI)

The University of Michigan is now a participant in the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) project, which provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education.

Locker Large-File Storage

Locker is a cost optimized, high-capacity, large file storage service for research data.

Data Den Research Archive

Data Den is a low-cost, durable service for preserving electronic data generated from research activities that allows faculty to store large amounts of data without paying continual, monthly rates.

Lighthouse (HPC Cluster for researcher-owned hardware)

Lighthouse allows researchers to add their hardware to existing ARC HPC resources to take advantage of data center and staff resources.

Armis2 (HIPAA-aligned HPC Cluster)

The Armis 2 HPC cluster, in conjunction with Turbo Research Storage, provides a secure, scalable, and distributed computing environment that aligns with HIPAA privacy standards.

Turbo Research Storage

Turbo is a high-capacity, reliable, secure, and fast storage solution that enables investigators across the University of Michigan to store and access data needed for their research.