Tag Archives: HPC

Great Lakes update: March 2019

By | March 21, 2019

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… Read More »

Women in HPC launches mentoring program

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) has launched a year-round mentoring program, providing a framework for women to provide or receive mentorship in high performance computing. Read more about the program at https://womeninhpc.org/2019/03/mentoring-programme-2019/ WHPC was created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations… Read More »

Great Lakes update: December 2018

By | December 19, 2018

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. Great Lakes is built around the latest Intel CPU architecture called Skylake, and will have standard, large memory, visualization, and GPU-accelerated nodes. For more information on the technical aspects of… Read More »

Taking on the limits of computing power

By | December 6, 2018

The emerging field of genomic analysis is on the cusp of revolutionizing the understanding of diseases and the methods for their treatment and prevention. However, current DNA analysis is restricted to using limited data due to the large time and cost for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), restricting progress. As biochemical sequencing is getting faster and cheaper, the bottleneck… Read More »

New HPC resources to replace Flux, updates to Armis coming

New HPC resources to replace Flux and updates to Armis will run a new scheduling system (Slurm). Users will need to learn the commands in this system and update batch files to successfully run jobs. Slurm is expected to bring performance gains, better user communications, and increased reliability that will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the… Read More »

U-M selects vendors to supply new “Great Lakes” computing cluster

By | October 18, 2018

U-M has selected Dell EMC as lead vendor to supply its new $4.8 million Great Lakes computing cluster, which will serve researchers across campus. Mellanox Technologies will provide networking solutions, and DDN will supply storage hardware. Great Lakes will be available to the campus community in the first half of 2019, and over time will replace the Flux… Read More »

U-M part of new software institute on high-energy physics

By | September 10, 2018

The University of Michigan is part of an NSF-supported 17-university coalition dedicated to creating next-generation computing power to support high-energy physics research. Led by Princeton University, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) will focus on developing software and expertise to enable a new era of discovery at the Large Hadron Collider… Read More »

U-M awarded WHPC chapter

By | August 1, 2018

The University of Michigan has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Program. “The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever-increasing community of women, provide these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them… Read More »

New “Great Lakes” cluster to replace Flux

Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) is starting the process of creating a new, campus-wide computing cluster, “Great Lakes,” that will serve the broad needs of researchers across the university. Over time, Great Lakes will replace Flux, the shared research computing cluster that currently serves over 300 research projects and 2,500 active users. The existing Flux cluster… Read More »

HPC training workshops Feb. 12–March 6

A series of training workshops in high performance computing will be held Feb. 12 through March 6, 2018, presented by CSCAR in conjunction with Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS). Introduction to the Linux command Line This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing a–nd interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell,… Read More »

U-M partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform

A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers. The $3.5 million ThunderX computing cluster will enable U-M researchers to, for example, process massive amounts of data generated by remote sensors in distributed manufacturing environments, or by… Read More »