ARSC operates the following supercomputing resources to support our user community.
- Fish -- 1152 CPU processor Cray XK6m (computational)
- Pacman -- 2816-processor Penguin Computing Cluster (computational)
- Bigdipper -- Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server (storage)
- IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library (storage)
- WRRB 009 Classroom and Mac Systems (instructional and visualization)
- Linux Workstations - Sun Microsystems and Penguin Computing
Academic Web Based Services
Beginning October 2011, ARSC will begin providing a variety of new services and capabilities to users include project websites and web-based access to $ARCHIVE. Click here to learn more about these new resources.
ARSC provides Apple Macintosh and Sun Linux workstations supporting a variety of visualization and analysis software for training, research and educational purposes. ARSC also provides an access lab in the Duckering Building for use by faculty, researchers and students.
The access and training lab are also equipped with Linux workstations which are available for local console and remote access, as follows:
|Access/Training Lab Location||System name|
|Duckering Building 234||einstein||feynman||hawking|
|West Ridge Research Building 105||aphrodite||demeter|
|Butrovich Remote Access Systems||apollo||ares||athena|
ARSC consultants and specialists provide direct assistance to ARSC users. Consultants give training and support to any users by phone, email, and on-site, as needed, while specialists provide expertise in specialized areas, such as massively parallel programming and code migration and optimization.
ARSC's relationship with the University of Alaska facilitates collaborative research opportunities for academic and government scientists. Areas of research include ice, ocean and atmospheric coupled modeling; regional climate modeling; global climate change; permafrost, hydrology and arctic engineering; magnetospheric, ionospheric and upper atmospheric physics; volcanology and geology; petroleum and mineral engineering; and arctic biology. ARSC actively participates in a joint-faculty program supporting University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) researchers in several departments across campus.