Flux is the university-wide, shared computing cluster, designed to support both compute- and data-intensive research. Researchers can access the cluster by obtaining an allocation, or by adding their own hardware to the cluster.
Rate information and descriptions of the available Flux options can be found on our Hardware Services page.
The first step in getting a new allocation is to apply for a Flux account.
For detailed information about Flux, please see the menu items on the left.
The Using Flux section serves as a guide to accessing the cluster, running jobs, storage options, usage policies, and more.
To check an existing Flux allocation, click here.
Researchers in the College of Engineering, Medical School, and College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and the School of Public Health can contact the unit liaisons listed here for information on how to learn about or use Flux:
Please send general inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flux is provided by ARC and operated by the College of Engineering’s High Performance Computing Group within the Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN). The cluster is housed in the Modular Data Center (MDC) near North Campus. The implementation of Flux was made possible through a collaboration of university units:
- Advanced Research Computing (U-M Office of Research)
- College of Engineering
- Medical School
- Information and Technology Services.
ARC staff have over 15 years of operational experience supporting high-performance computing environments. Flux currently consists of roughly 16,000 cores; 10,000 Flux cores can be accessed by all UM researchers via a subscription model, while the remaining 6,000 cores support 16 distinct research groups through externally funded research. In the past year, ARC’s five systems support staff and five user support staff have supported the delivery of over 16,000 CPU-years of computing time and over 7 million compute jobs.