Supercomputer symposium offered May 9

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center staff examines the insides of a high performance computing system named Fish. Fish is a 1,152 core Cray XK6m-200 with GPU enabled nodes.
An Arctic Region Supercomputing Center staff member examines the insides of a high-performance computing system named Fish. Fish is a 1,152-core Cray XK6m-200 with GPU-enabled nodes. ARSC photo.

When science questions are complex and large-scale, it requires a supercomputer to crunch the copious amounts of data. Discover how you and your department might take advantage of Arctic Region Supercomputing Center capabilities on Friday, May 9, in a special symposium in the Elvey Globe Room, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

This symposium is designed to highlight various ways supercomputing can aid research through high-performance computing and access to ARSC’s virtualized hosting environment, user support and large data storage.

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have mined ARSC resources to help visualize the impacts of tsunamis on Alaska coastlines, to understand how the planet’s large ice sheets work, to predict how fluctuating ocean temperatures impact climate and more. All UA-affiliated students, staff and faculty have access to Arctic Region Supercomputing Center resources and services.

The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center joined the UAF Geophysical Institute in March 2014, but has been in operation on campus since the early 1990s.