High Performance Computing at the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering encourages the use of high performance computing resources in support of teaching and research. CAEN, in collaboration with Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS), is responsible for supporting these advanced computing resources for Engineering students and faculty.

  • The NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) provides advanced digital resources and services to scientists across the country.
  • The U-M’s campus Linux-based high performance computing cluster, called Flux, supports multi-core and long running computations.

Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services provides access to and support for advanced computing infrastructure and services for researchers across U-M. Researchers in the College of Engineering also make use of computing resources in national and other institutional labs. College of Engineering departments may also provide support for high performance computing.

The University of Michigan participates in the NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program, which provides computing, storage, applications, and consulting resources at no cost to researchers. ARC-TS provides on-campus support for this via the XSEDE Campus Champion program and can offer advice and guidance to interested researchers. For more information, see XSEDE or contact hpc-support@umich.edu.

The University has an on-campus high performance computing (HPC) resource that is a traditional Linux cluster called Flux. Flux supports long-running and multi-core jobs and is tightly integrated with the U-M IT and business operations. For more information on using Flux in the College of Engineering, contact hpc-support@umich.edu.

For researchers with a requirement to purchase hardware, Flux supports the addition of hardware to its operating environment. For more information on this, see the Flux Service Options web page.

At the campus level, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) advances existing and future cyberinfrastructure resources at the University.