ACG Overview

Mission

The University of Maine System Advanced Computing Group (ACG) provides computing resources and support for researchers throughout the University of Maine System. The ACG has been in operation with that name since 2012. Some of the current ACG staff have been helping UMS researchers as far back as 2000. HPC, Cloud, and Storage systems are housed in the primary UMS Data Center on the Orono campus with backup storage in the Data Center on the Portland campus. The ACG consists of six staff members, with the Director reporting to the UMS CIO.

ACG resources:

  • HPC systems:

    • CPU systems: 100 nodes totaling about 3000 cores and over 120 teraFLOPS

    • GPU systems: Nvidia DGX A100 system: 5 petaFLOPS for AI

    • New: ~1500 AMD Milan CPUs are here! New epyc and epyc-hm partitions. Details at Slurm Basics

  • Cloud system:

    • Openstack Cloud System

    • capable of more than 1000 Virtual machines

    • Coming soon: secure cloud system for working with compliant data.

  • Storage: 2.5 Petabyte Ceph Storage system for HPC and Cloud use

ACG Support and Services

  • HPC program use and optimization

  • Cloud system use

  • Data management

  • Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool)

  • Grant writing

  • Training seminars

  • A wide range of custom work to help researchers do what they want to do.