The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) focuses on the development and innovative use of mathematical algorithms and models on high performance computers (HPC) to support basic and applied research and development across a wide spectrum of disciplines in science and engineering.

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ARC Director Sharon Broude Geva elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation

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Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been elected Chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) for 2019. Founded in…

U-M prepares for SC18 conference in Dallas

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University of Michigan researchers and IT staff are gearing up for extensive participation in the Supercomputing ‘18 conference (SC18) in Dallas from Nov. 11-16. SC “Perennial” Quentin Stout, U-M professor…

Beta cluster available for learning Slurm; new scheduler to be part of upcoming cluster updates

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New HPC resources to replace Flux and updates to Armis are coming.  They will run a new scheduling system (Slurm). You will need to learn the commands in this system…

U-M selects Dell EMC, Mellanox and DDN to Supply New “Great Lakes” Computing Cluster

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The University of Michigan has selected Dell EMC as lead vendor to supply its new $4.8 million Great Lakes computing cluster, which will serve researchers across campus. Mellanox Technologies will…

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MICDE Highlights

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Combining Big Data and HPC

A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.

The National Science Foundation will provide $2.42 million to develop a unique facility for refining complex, physics-based computer models with big data techniques at the University of Michigan. The university will provide an additional $1.04 million.

See the grant description and press release for more information.

Animation of reducing the bottleneck effect

$5 million to widen ‘bottleneck to discovery’

An NSF grant will create a software-defined network between three Michigan universities

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer’s, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.

Those are just a few of the countless examples of fields where our capacity to gather scientific data now far exceeds our capacity to crunch it—especially when collaborations span the globe. Some research projects are producing the equivalent of 1,000 consumer hard drives a month, for example. Read more.

2018 MICDE Symposium poster winners announced

The event featured approximately 50 posters

Yanming Wang, Chemistry; Sabrina Lynch, Biomedical Engineering; and Gregory Shallcross, Sarah Beetham, and Yuan Yao Mechanical Engineering, were the lead authors for posters that won the 2018 MICDE poster competition, held at the institute’s annual symposium in March.

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2017-18 Fellowships Awarded

Twenty graduate students were awarded MICDE Fellowships for the 2017-18 school year. The fellowships carry a $4,000 stipend. Another 10 students were given honorable mentions. Read more…

U-M joins NSF-funded SLATE project to simplify scientific collaboration on a massive scale

SLATE will enable creation of new platforms for collaborative science

Services Layer At The Edge (SLATE) is a $4 million project funded by the National Science Foundation, including University of Michigan in a team led by the Enrico Fermi and Computation Institutes at University of Chicago. SLATE will provide technology that simplifies connecting university and laboratory data center capabilities to the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. The University of Utah is also participating. Once installed, SLATE connects local research groups with their far-flung collaborators, allowing central research teams to automate the exchange of data, software and computing tasks among institutions without burdening local system administrators with installation and operation of highly customized scientific computing services.. Read more.

Featured Faculty Member


C. Alberto Figueroa
Associate Professor

Alberto Figueroa is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering and Surgery. He works on computational methods for patient-specific cardiovascular simulation. Modeling the function of the cardiovascular…