Brock Palen, Associate Director of Advanced Research Computing-Technology Services, joined the SC2 to talk about all the high performance computing (HPC) resources available to U-M graduate and undergraduate students. A summary of his presentation is here.
Available at/through Michigan
- Flux for Undergraduates: Undergraduates can use the local flux computing cluster FOR FREE! Please visit the page for more information
- ARC-Connect: use for Jupyter notebooks and VNC (remote desktop) access of flux resources, useful for remote visualization of big data or just getting a feel for working on linux and flux.
- Amazon Web Services: Michigan students get $100/year in amazon web services. While not as cost-effective for some things, very good resource to be aware of.
- Hadoop: Michigan’s Hadoop cluster is available for free (I believe you have to apply/demonstrate a need, but you don’t have to pay if it’s accepted). This upcoming workshop will go over the basics, read more if you are interested.
Available via Grant
Brock has an up-to-date webpage linking to and detailing various resources you can apply for.
- Startup and teaching allocations are available continuously
- Research allocations accepts 4x/year
- Great Lakes Consortium:
- Alternate way to get some time on Blue Waters
- Applications for various projects such as this partnership between the Michigan Data Science Team and Google and this partnership between U-M and amazon vary, but are available.