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.
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.
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.
- 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
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