The Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) is the UNM campus supercomputing Center and the largest academic computing center in the State of New Mexico, with over 3000 cores, 15 TFlops aggregate compute power, and ~1 PB of RAID5/RAID6 enterprise storage. CARC's resources are available without charge to all faculty, student, and staff researchers at the University, through support from the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research.
Located in the historic Galles Building, the Center has 2700 square feet of machine room space, and supports advanced hardware and software for a diverse community of researchers at the University, spanning five Colleges and more than twenty departments. Systems include dedicated machines, such as the Bethe Xeon Phi/NVIDIA GTX Titan platform for experimental code development in astrophysics and nanoscience, as well as an array of "community" clusters and parallel machines. These include the poblano 256 GB, 64-core SMP system, a shared-memory server for memory-intensive bioinformatics, computational biology, and multiphysics applications; the 200-node Galles 'green' Hadoop/high-throughput Beowulf cluster for bioinformatics and "big data" applications; and five production parallel machines: nano, Gibbs, pequena, Metropolis, and Ulam. The Center's newest supercomputer, Xena, designed for high-throughput, memory-intensive MATLAB and hybrid parallel applications, and suppored by an NSF MRI award, will come online this summer.
CARC’s mission is to enable excellence in research and scholarship in science, engineering, biomedicine, humanities and the arts, through support for parallel supercomputing, advanced visualization, research data storage and analysis, novel architectures, and by providing leadership to enhance interdisciplinary computing-based research and education at the University.
In addition to its computational resources, CARC hosts eight research groups, a techology/art gallery, a seminar space, a workshop room for computational classes and outreach, and a visualization lab. CARC also serves as the academic unit administering the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program, a graduate degree certificate.
Research Data Services Hosts Viewing of ICSU Webinar on HPC and Big Data, April 22, 2015
April 13, 2015
On Wednesday April 22nd at 7:00am, Research Data Services in the University Libraries will be hosting a University of New Mexico (UNM) viewing of the International Council for Science (ICSU) World Data System Webinar "Combining High Performance Computing with High Performance Data to Enable Data Intensive Science." This event will take place in the Centennial Science and Engineering Library, which will open early and host breakfast for attendees.
Jackson Middle School Students Tour CARC
March 23, 2015
A group of twenty students from Jackson Middle School visited the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC), as part of a day-long tour of UNM which also included visits to the Computer Science Department, the ARTS Lab, and IFDM.
Research Storage Consortium Seminar
February 12, 2015
Karl Benedict, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Research Data Services, College of Universities Libraries and Learning Sciences, will be presenting a seminar on "UNM's Research Storage Consortium Infrastructure for Data Intensive Science." The Research Storage Consortium is a 1PB storage system hosted at the Center for Advanced Research Computing. It serves as centralized storaged for a diverse group of users on campus.
Building supercomputer capability in an unlikely place
February 4, 2015
Students at the University of New Mexico will soon be able to access the kind of supercomputing power that researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory once used for the most complex calculations on the planet.
CARC Makes Room for New Supercomputer
January 29, 2015
UNM's Center for Advanced Research Computing is renovating its principal machine room in order to install a new supercomputer.
Center for Advanced Research Computing
1601 Central Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106