Research Computing Package

Request computing and data storage at no cost to faculty, staff, and student researchers.

UMRCP now available through ARC

The U-M Research Computing Package (UMRCP) provides researchers with high performance computing and data storage on the U-M cluster at no cost. UMRCP became available to researchers across all U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine on September 1, 2021. The U-M Research Computing Package provides:

80,000 CPU Hours of high performance computing 

  • CPU credits are allocated on the Great Lakes cluster or the Armis2 protected data cluster; they can be used for standard, larger memory, or GPU resources.

10 TB of replicated, high performance storage 

  • Capacity can be split across sensitive and non-sensitive science data. The Turbo Storage can be used on many ARC/ITS, unit,, and laboratory systems.

100 TB of archive storage

  • Replicated, durable storage for massive data volumes. The Data Den system also supports reliable data transfer and international data sharing via

Allocations for coursework

  • 1TB of big data can be used by faculty member per course taught 
  • Each course provided a 1 semester plus 2-week allocation of 100 CPU hours per student, to provide students with real-world experiences
  • Idle capacity available to undergraduate students upon approval

Michigan Medicine RCP retired

The UMRCP is modeled after the Michigan Medicine RCP that had been in place for several years. With this campus-level investment, the storage and compute base offerings in the Michigan Medicine RCP were replaced by the UMRCP in September. HITS stopped provisioning new Michigan Medicine RCP accounts in August 2021.

If you had an existing Michigan Medicine RCP account it was transferred to UMRCP, in most cases with no user action required. HITS contacted a small number of Michigan Medicine RCP account holders with special circumstances to determine how to handle their accounts. For support with your RCP account, email