The Great Lakes service is a next generation HPC platform for U-M researchers that will provide several performance advantages compared to Flux, primarily in the areas of storage and networking. ARC-TS recently shared additional details surrounding the timeline for Great Lakes as well as information about Early User testing.
What is the current status of Great Lakes?
Today, the Great Lakes HPC compute hardware and high-performance Storage System has been fully installed and configured. In parallel with this work, the ARC-TS and Unit Support team members have been readying the service with new software, as well as developing training to support the transition onto Great Lakes.
When will Great Lakes be available?
The ARC-TS team will prepare the cluster in April, 2019 for an Early User period beginning in May, which will continue for approximately four weeks to ensure sufficient time to address any issues. General availability of Great Lakes should occur in June, 2019.