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 2200 cores, 15 TFlops aggregate compute power, and nearly half a PB of 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 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.
National Science Foundation Award
September 5, 2014
The University of New Mexico was awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to improve campus-wide networking in support of research. The grant was submitted as the result of a collaboration between Information Technologies, Gil Gonzales, CIO and principal investigator; the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC), Susan Atlas, director and co-PI; and Greg Taylor, professor, Physics & Astronomy and co-PI.
CARC at Student Job Fair
August 22, 2014
CARC attends UNM
Center for Advanced Research Computing
1601 Central Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106