Ready for more computing power?
Learn about our Yeti supercomputer and other High Performance Computing (HPC) resources.
Polar Bear Research
Scientists use USGS supercomputer to predict the effects of declining sea ice on polar bear behavior.
“Yeti has been an essential tool for my work."
- Emily Weiser, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Walrus Tracking Study
USGS scientists track walrus interactions with marine traffic using the Yeti supercomputer.
"Excellent, great resource to run high level simulations."
- Scott Boyce, USGS California Water Science Center
Advanced Research Computing (ARC)
Our goal is to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities and expertise to scientists for the acceleration and expansion of scientific discovery.
The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) group is part of the Core Science Systems (CSS) mission area under the Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) program. We provide training, consulting, and access to high performance computing resources, such as our USGS Yeti supercomputer. We also work with other groups in the USGS as part of a larger community of practice called the Advanced Computing Cooperative (ACC) that works across USGS organizational boundaries to coordinate advanced computing capabilities and expertise for USGS scientists.
Need more computing power?
We provide access to our in-house HPC cluster “Yeti”, modelled after world-class supercomputers.
Consulting and Training
How do I learn to use a supercomputer?
We provide multiple training courses throughout the year, including: HPC 101, HPC for Python and R, and advanced courses in parallel programming with MPI. We also provide support and project consultations to help you take your science to the next level through the use of HPC.
What new technologies and scientific computing tools are available?
We research new HPC technologies and promising scientific computing tools in order to provide scientists with access to the most beneficial types of equipment, software, and computational methodologies to improve scientific workflows and eliminate computational bottlenecks.
What if I need access to larger computational resources?
We have partnerships with the NSF XSEDE program, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC) and can help you prepare and write proposals to apply for allocations on larger machines.
For more information or help getting started, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.