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Welcome to the Advanced Research Computing Center, a division of IT/Research Services in UWIT.

High performance computing (HPC) plays an increasingly critical role in all areas of research. Complex phenomena can be examined, and systems optimized in a virtual research lab through modeling and simulation. Visualization and data-mining tools enable the understanding of various types of data sets. UW researchers, students and their collaborators have access to world-class computational resources, including the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), UW's Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC), and the School of Energy Resources Visualization Center. The Information Technology Research Support Team’s purpose is to support and lead the University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students in using advanced computing to enhance their science and/or engineering research.

The ARCC's primary mission is to facilitate the research of UW faculty, researchers, staff and students by integrating compute resources (software and hardware), networking, data storage, information management, and human resources in an approachable and adaptable manner.


ARCC Announcements:

Performance of the BigHorn storage service continues to be unstable. We will be using maintenance days for the next 3 months to investigate/optimize the file system. The more small files you can tar up together and/or data you can delete, the faster the work will be done. Currently there are over 200 Million files in BigHorn. All reductions are welcomed.


The Big Picture:

The major ARCC resources available across UW are: Mount Moran (compute), BigHorn (high performance storage), PetaLibrary (collaboration/publication storage, since Sept 2016), Linux desktop support, and HPC consulting. Other services available by arrangement.

These resources are supported on a best effort basis by the ARCC staff with the following service availability targets:

  • Mount Moran - 99% uptime (not counting scheduled outages)
  • BigHorn - 99% uptime (not counting scheduled outages)
  • PetaLibrary - 99.99% uptime
  • Linux desktop support - best effort, business hours only
  • HPC consulting - business hours only

Access to/help with these resources can requested here: ARCC Access Request Forms


Research Computing Education Series:

Title Date and Time Location
Intro to ARCC Tuesday January 31, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ITC room 171
Intro to Linux Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ITC room 171
Programming in Python Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ITC room 171
Parallel Computing on Mt. Moran Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ITC room 171
Version Control with Github Tuesday February 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ITC room 171
Register Here: Computer Workshop Schedule

ARCC interns are available for computing assitance

See more about each intern

Name Specialty Available hours
Uday Midah OpenMP and MPI Mondays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Wednesdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Fridays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Karan Sodhi Scripting and general workflows Mondays: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Fridays: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vivaswat Shastry Threading Mondays: 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM, Wednesdays: 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM, Thursdays: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fridays: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Corben Eastman General Linux, Python, Github Mondays: 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM, Tuesdays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Wednesdays: 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM, Thursdays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Fridays: 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM

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