Arctic Region Supercomputing Center • (907) 474-6935

The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center supports high performance computational research, visualization, data storage and networking resources for science and engineering with an emphasis on high latitudes and the Arctic.

These services are available to faculty, researchers and students at many UAF departments and research institutes. ARSC also provides computational resources for researchers within state and federal agencies, academic institutions and the Department of Defense.

ARSC operates several high performance computing systems, including a Cray X1, an IBM Regatta and an IBM p690+/p655+ system. Each system has access to the center's two StorageTek robotic tape silos, whose data storage capabilities can accommodate up to one petabyte of data.

The center operates an MD Flying Flex™ three-dimensional virtual reality immersive device, which is available to students and researchers in the center's Discovery Lab, located in the Rasmuson Library. ARSC maintains 11 Macintosh dual-processor G5 computers in the UAF Mac Lab, located in the Gruening building. These computers run a variety of high-end visualization software for training and education purposes. ARSC also maintains two access labs on the UAF campus for use by faculty, affiliated researchers and students. These labs are located in the Duckering Building and the Natural Sciences Facility, and are equipped with visualization hardware including Silicon Graphics workstations, an Onyx2 with InfiniteReality graphics and a Pyramid Systems ImmersaDesk.

University classes offered by ARSC-affiliated faculty in art, computer science, engineering, physics and other disciplines provide opportunities for students to learn how to use ARSC resources. ARSC also offers a continuing program of training sessions on available resources.

For information about obtaining an account at ARSC, the schedule of classes or public tours in the summer, telephone (907) 450-8600 or visit online at