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Welcome to the Advanced Research Computing Center.

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 slower than expected. 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 - coming Fall 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 level 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

Presentations:

Introduction to Mount Moran

File IO
A brief overview of two common data formats in HPC. This presentation introduces HDF5 and netCDF and provides links to useful resources.

Intro to Slurm
Note that the switch to SLURM has been completed and you will need to adjust your jobs and job scripts accordingly. Please consult the SLURM documentation with this site for further information. Questions/Comments regarding SLURM can be emailed to ARCC with the subject prefixed with the [moran-slurm] tag in the subject.