Great Lakes Slurm Accounts

Requesting an Paid Account

If you do not have an UMRCP account, please see if you are eligible, before requesting a paid account.

To request a Great Lakes Slurm Resource Account please send the following information to arc-support@umich.edu from your University of Michigan email:

  • The shortcode for the funding source.
    This is required whether or not the shortcode will be charged.
  • A list of uniqnames of people who should be allowed to run jobs under the account.
  • A list of uniqnames of people who can change the account.
    This includes changing limits and adding/removing users to the account.
  • Any limits to be placed on the account
    • Limits can be placed in terms of:
      • Monthly/Yearly/Total spending
      • Resources:
        • CPUs
        • GPUs
        • Large Memory Nodes
      • Limits can be placed by either limiting the total number resources to be used or even preventing use of certain resources.
        These limits can be further refined to total use by account and/or individual.
        For example:
        Limit the account to 100CPUs in use at any one time and/or 10CPUs per individual.
      • More examples of limits can be found here: https://arc.umich.edu/document/greatlakes-policies/

Slurm Resource Accounts

Slurm is both the scheduling software and resource management for Great Lakes. To use any of the resources on Great Lakes you need both:

  1. A user login
  2. Access to a Slurm Resource Account

The types of Slurm Resource accounts are listed below:

Free Paid
UMCRP Research Accounts
Shared Accounts
Course Accounts

Free to use accounts

  • University of Michigan Research Computing Package (UMRCP)
    • The U-M Research Computing Package provides 80,000 CPU hours of high performance computing to faculty with an active appointment or principal investigators on funded research activities.
    •  Information can be found here: https://arc.umich.edu/umrcp/
  • Shared Accounts
  • Student Team Accounts
  • Course Accounts

Paid Accounts

  • Research Accounts
    • PIs who have determined that GreatLakes is appropriate to use in their research should request an account by following the procedure listed above.
      PIs can have more than one Slurm resource account and can request them as they would like.
      Accounts will be named using the naming scheme chosen by ARC: <PI_uniqname># where # is a corresponding account number.

Note to students: Unless you own an awarded research grant, such as the Rackham Research Grant, you must have your PI request an account on your behalf.

Further Help

For any questions you might have about this or any other research computing questions please email us at coe-research-computing@umich.edu.