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.
Presidential Executive Order Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative
July 30, 2015
To ensure that the United States continues to be a global leader in the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC), President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) on July 30, 2015 ...
Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Biology Class at CARC
July 15, 2015
This summer, in collaboration with the UNM Sevilleta Field Station, CARC supported the Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Biology 402/502 class taught by Don Natvig, Miriam Hutchinson, and Dan Colman of the UNM Department of Biology ...
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 ...
Center for Advanced Research Computing
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Albuquerque, NM 87106