About Us


Located within the Geophysical Institute (GI), the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) is the high-performance computing (HPC) unit of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). ARSC provides a broad range of research computing services to the University of Alaska community.

Core campus funding for ARSC operations is augmented through external grants and contracts from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation and Lockheed Martin through the Department of Defense High Performance Computing and Modernization Program (HPCMP).

ARSC systems, storage, and other resources are designed to meet the academic and research needs of university staff, faculty, and students. Since ARSC's first compute cycles were realized in 1993, ARSC has established a reputation for providing outstanding service in all aspects of high-performance computing.

What is HPC?

High-performance computing (HPC) refers to the practice of aggregating computing power to solve problems that demand intensive computation, memory usage, or data management.

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