ARC-TS extends free pilot periods for Great Lakes, Armis2

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Advanced Research Computing — Technology Services (ARC-TS) provides advanced, high-performance computing resources to U-M researchers. They recently announced the extension of the free pilot periods for two of its most recently added services: the Great Lakes cluster and the HIPAA-aligned Armis2 cluster. The free pilot for both services has been extended to January 5, 2020. Billing begins on January 6, 2020.

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Great Lakes

Great Lakes is the university’s flagship open-science, high-throughput, high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. It is designed to support both compute- and data-intensive research. To enable faster access to HPC services, researchers pay only for what they use. It is available to all U-M researchers and replaces Flux.

Get more details about the Great Lakes HPC cluster, including rates, migration information, a user guide, and frequently asked questions, on the ARC-TS website.

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Armis2

The Armis2 high-performance computing cluster, in conjunction with Turbo Research Storage, provides a secure, scalable, and distributed computing environment that aligns with HIPAA privacy standards.

Key dates for Armis, the previous service:

  • Armis /scratch directories will be available via Globus through January 27, 2020.
  • Armis /home directories will be available as “read-only” on Armis2 through the end of 2019. Beginning in 2020, the /home directories will be compressed and stored until January 2021.

Armis2 features:

  • Administrative nodes running the Slurm resource manager and job scheduler
  • Linux-based 2 and 4 socket server class hardware in a secure data center
  • High-speed Ethernet (1 Gbps) and InfiniBand (56-100Gbps) network
  • Secure parallel filesystem for temporary data, provided by HIPAA-aligned Turbo Research Storage

Need help? Contact hpc-support@umich.edu.

D. Stephanie Dascola, ITS Communications
Author: D. Stephanie Dascola, ITS Communications

Stephanie is a marketing and communications specialist senior on the ITS Communications team. Contact her at sdascola@umich.edu.