Arctic Region Supercomputing Center

The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center provides high performance computing systems, massive data storage systems, visualization, software, security and high bandwidth communications in support of computational research in science and engineering with an emphasis on high latitudes and the Arctic.

ARSC is one of six centers in the U.S. Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program. It is the only center in the program not affiliated with a branch of the military, and is the sole provider of open research computing for HPCMP. Scientific specialists and technical staff at ARSC provide in-depth assistance and training for new and existing HPC users, tailored consulting and support for successful use of ARSC resources to address problems requiring solutions beyond the capabilities of conventional computers.

The center's petabyte-scale storage facilities and supercomputers are capable of solving trillions of calculations per second and support a worldwide community of researchers 24x7. ARSC is an active collaborator with users and parallel computing experts worldwide to provide early adoption and assessment of next generation technologies. ARSC actively partners with UAF research institutes for grant-seeking and publication, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and providing internships.

ARSC maintains an access lab and a training lab equipped with Sun Linux workstations for use by faculty, affiliated researchers and students. ARSC supports for-credit university courses in computer art, computational science and other disciplines with hardware, software and ARSC-affiliated faculty. For information, call 907-450-8600 or visit