Computation And Modeling


Simulation could bring better treatment

A team led by BME preofessor James Grotberg developed the first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs. The technology is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

The healing power of Big Data

The University of Michigan Health system serves 2.1 million patients a year, generating a tremendous amount of data that can reveal hidden trends and health patterns. With the university’s computational resources, we can model tissue structure and function from the molecular to the whole-organ scale to better understand things like the flow of ions in cells, blood in arteries, and air in the lungs.

Michigan’s Advanced Research Computing — Technology Services external link provides U-M researchers with advanced computing resources, including:

  • A shared computing cluster, Flux, with more than 16,000 cores
  • A Hadoop cluster for data-science research
  • Cloud computing services
  • Regional and national high performance computing and network resources

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