High Performance Computing

Explore high-performance computing options for researchers.

U-M offers state-of-the-art, high performance computing (HPC) services to all Michigan Medicine researchers at a reasonable price. The shared clusters are suitable for computational jobs related to computational chemistry, next-gen sequencing analysis, image analysis, machine learning, statistical analysis of data containing large populations, and more. Get started at no cost with the Research Computing Package.

HPC Options for a range of projects


  • HIPAA-aligned supports PHI
  • Replaced Armis in December 2019
  • For Armis2 technical information, rates and more, visit ARC Armis2 page

Great Lakes

  • For broad use, does NOT support PHI
  • Replaced Flux in December 2019
  • For Great Lakes technical information, rates and more, visit ARC Great Lakes page


Newly upgraded. Faster nodes, improved job scheduler, and simpler graphical access.

Support and security. As a shared research resource, the high performance computing and storage environments boast a robust, collaborative support system, including faculty, researchers and staff. ARC performs all system maintenance and upgrades. HITS and ARC can provide further support, answering questions about general cluster usage, structuring and scaling jobs, installing research domain-specific software, and troubleshooting.

Get started at no cost. The Research Computing Package allows your team to get acquainted with Michigan’s high-performance computing and data storage capabilities without tapping into grant funds.