CARC Main Machine Room Upgrade

CARC Main Machine Room Upgrade

Following a year of design, planning and construction, CARC has completed the renovation and expansion of its Main Machine Room, which will house the new Ulam and Xena supercomputers. The project was funded through the Office of the Vice President for Research and by infrastructure funds from the Office of the Provost and UNM Insitutional Support Services. Featured are project team members from CARC, UNM PPD Engineering, Klinger Constructors, Assurance Engineering, and E&M International.

Tip Vortex Shed From Bio-inspired Rotor Blade

Tip Vortex Shed From Bio-inspired Rotor Blade

Computational Fluid Dynamics is a powerful tool used by the Poroseva research group for aerospace and wind/hydro energy industries. Applications include flow simulations around an insect wing, propellor modeling for the design of small rotorcraft, and even a flying car for residential areas. Credit: Prof. Svetlana Poroseva (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering).

Research Storage Consortium

Research Storage Consortium

RSC' is an expansion of the UNM Research Storage Consortium (RSC) HP x9000/7400 enterprise storage system, providing a total of ~1 PB of usable research storage for UNM faculty, students, and research collaborators. The RSC is a consortium of five campus research organizations: CARC, DataONE, Earth Data Analysis Center, University Libraries, and Long-Term Ecological Research. RSC' also implements CARC's new large-capacity tape backup system.

Upcoming Workshop: Intro to Computing at CARC

Upcoming Workshop: Intro to Computing at CARC

Hands-on instruction by Dr. Ryan Johnson (CARC); Jim Prewett (CARC); and Dr. Steve Koch (University Libraries), soon to be announced. For more information or to register for a workshop, please visit the Education and Outreach page.

BD2K

BD2K

CARC premiered its "Big Data to Knowledge" (BD2K) video at the international Supercomputing Conference Technical Exhibition in Denver, Colorado. The video highlights nine UNM researchers as they discuss the complexities and challenges involved in the process of translating very large datasets into new discoveries and understanding. The video is available on Youtube under the tag W1GTGGQP0PQ.

Nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NSE) turbulence with defocusing nonlinearity

Nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NSE) turbulence with defocusing nonlinearity

The study of NSE with defocusing nonlinearity has important application to Bose-Einstein condensates. The images show four spectral and spatial distributions of wave power at different levels of condensate. Credit: Prof. Natalia Vladimirova (Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics).

Welcome to the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Research Computing

The Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) is the UNM campus supercomputing Center and the largest academic computing center in the State of New Mexico, with over 3000 cores, 15 TFlops aggregate compute power, and ~1 PB of RAID5/RAID6 enterprise storage.  CARC's resources are available without charge to all faculty, student, and staff researchers at the University, through support from the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research.

Located in the historic Galles Building, the Center has 2700 square feet of machine room space, and supports advanced hardware and software for a diverse community of researchers at the University, spanning five Colleges and more than twenty departments.  Systems include dedicated machines, such as the Bethe Xeon Phi/NVIDIA GTX Titan platform for experimental code development in astrophysics and nanoscience, as well as an array of "community" clusters and parallel machines.  These include the poblano 256 GB, 64-core SMP system, a shared-memory server for memory-intensive bioinformatics, computational biology, and multiphysics applications; the 200-node Galles 'green' Hadoop/high-throughput Beowulf cluster for bioinformatics and "big data" applications; and five production parallel machines: nano, Gibbs, pequena, Metropolis, and Ulam.  The Center's newest supercomputer, Xena, designed for high-throughput, memory-intensive MATLAB and hybrid parallel applications, and supported by an NSF MRI award, will come online this summer.

CARC’s mission is to enable excellence in research and scholarship in science, engineering, biomedicine, humanities and the arts, through support for parallel supercomputing, advanced visualization, research data storage and analysis, novel architectures, and by providing leadership to enhance interdisciplinary computing-based research and education at the University.

In addition to its computational resources, CARC hosts eight research groups, a techology/art gallery, a seminar space, a workshop room for computational classes and outreach, and a visualization lab. CARC also serves as the academic unit administering the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program, a graduate degree certificate.  

Recent News

Presidential Executive Order Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative
July 30, 2015

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Biology Class at CARC
July 15, 2015

CARC Hosts 2015 Sandia/UNM Summer Institute on Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics
July 10, 2015
This summer, CARC is supporting the 2015 Sandia National Laboratories Summer Institute on Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics. This 6-week program brings together participants from University of New Mexico and fifteen other universities ...

Bosque School Computing Workshop at CARC
June 6, 2015
Today a group of 8th grade students and their parents from Bosque School attended a workshop at the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) ...

Gabriel P. López Named New Vice President for Research at UNM
May 29, 2015
Following a national search, UNM has chosen Dr. Gabriel P. López, a veteran UNM professor and founding director of the UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering, as its new Vice President for Research ...

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