Looking for research resources?

We can help with your research computing needs. You may access data storage or High Performance Computing (HPC) allocations from multiple sources, with ARCSIM serving in an advisory capacity throughout the process. Evaluations for academic researchers are often available at no charge.

Because ARCSIM is associated with UMaine CORE and overseen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, you have the assurance of UG Service Center compliance when engaging with us. Refer to the Office of Research Administration for more information about compliance considerations in developing proposals and executing research computing activities.

For technical questions regarding computational resources and services, contact um.arcsim@maine.edu. ARCSIM can provide assistance with requesting storage or computing allocations on the following resources:


National Science Foundation

Funding requirement:  No funding, NSF-funded research

Resource:  The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

For more information visit the XSEDE website.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Funding requirement: NASA-funded research or NASA-agreement

Resource: NASA Center for Climate Simulation

For more information visit the NCCS website.

Resource: NASA High-End Computing

For more information visit the NASA HEC website.


National Center for Atmospheric Research

Funding requirement: Un-funded atmospheric research, NSF-sponsored climate research

Resource: Cheyenne

For more information visit the Cheyenne website.


Department of Energy, Office of Science

Funding requirement: Any research needing HPC

Resource: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

For more information visit the ALCF website.


Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding requirements: EERE-funded research or EERE-aligned research

Resource: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

For more information on this resource visit the NREL website.


Department of Energy, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Funding requirement: Any DoE-funded research or DoE Office of Science-aligned research

Resource: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

For more information about this resource visit the NERSC website.