Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC) provides computing hardware and software for researchers across campus, and supports services and educational opportunities for the research community.
The Flux HPC cluster is available to all researchers on campus, and is comprised of more than 12,000 cores. Since its creation in 2008, more than 2,400 researchers have used Flux. Flux partners include the College of Engineering, LSA, Medical School, School of Public Health, Office of Research, the Office of the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Office of the Provost. Image courtesy of Russell Dekema.
The Flux HPC cluster is housed in the Modular Data Center. The University of Michigan was the first organization to build a data center using HP's EcoPod modules. The University has seen significant savings in energy costs due to the use of outside air in the cooling system. Photo courtesy of U-M Information and Technology Services.
As the solar wind interacts with the Earth's magnetic field, a bullet-shaped region called the magnetosphere is created, which protects the Earth from much of the solar wind's effects. This visualization depicts the magnetosphere responding to a solar eruption in October 2003. Such simulations help predict storms that impact technology in space and on Earth. Image courtesy of Darren De Zeeuw.
This map shows the percentage of household income spent on local amenities. Dark green indicates spending of 20-25 percent, yellow indicates 5-8 percent, and red shows 2 percent or less. Asst. Prof. of Architecture and Urban Planning David Bieri made the findings using data from the census and other sources, employing Flux to analyze 30 million observations and 2,000 variables.
Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days is an annual conference bringing together more than 200 U-M researchers who rely on large-scale computational tools and methods for their research. In 2013, more than 40 posters were presented at the CI Days poster competition.