University of New Mexico





Center for Advanced Research Computing

Beyond its importance in economic development, computation is rapidly becoming a critical tool for conducting research, scholarship and creative activity in all academic disciplines. Our goal is to provide the capabilities needed to continue the growth of advanced computing-based research at UNM, including support for traditional supercomputing, parallel cluster-based computing, large-scale research databases, and novel architectures. The Center is dedicated to fostering new, interdisciplinary collaborations based on computation and encouraging novel applications of computation in research, while continuing to grow traditional applications of computing in the science and engineering disciplines.

The Center was established at UNM in 1994 as a sister center to the Maui High Performance Computing Center by Profs. Frank Gilfeather (Mathematics and Statistics), John Sobolewski (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Brian Smith (Computer Science).  In its short history, the Center has enjoyed a number of significant firsts, including the first distributed-memory parallel Linux cluster available through NSF allocation, Los Lobos (at the time the largest open Linux cluster in the world), and the first use of Access Grid collaborative technology.  


RMACC Representative: Susan Atlas

University of New Mexico

Centers of excellence and research centers have become the measure of success and reputation for research-intensive universities. At the University of New Mexico there are over 50 institutes and research centers (excluding those in the health sciences and law) addressing a broad range of interests and industries. UNM centers and institutes enables researchers the freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefiting from many perspectives.

The University of New Mexico 
The Center for Advanced Research Computing
MSC01 1190 
1 University of New Mexico 
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001