Volunteer for the 2016 Women in Engineering Camp

iCER invites researchers to share 5-10 minute presentations aimed at middle and high school girls at the 2016 Women in Engineering Camp on Thursday, July 21. Our goal is to share how computational tools facilitate research and discuss how supercomputing empowers researchers in a variety of fields...

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Ceremony for MSU's New Supercomputer

On Friday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m., iCER will hold a special ceremony commemorating the launch of the HPCC's newest supercomputing cluster. The event is free and open to the public.  MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon will deliver a short speech at the Dean's Conference Room 3405 in the Engineering...

Categories: HPCC, Events

Scheduler pause planned for April 19

Next Tuesday, April 19, the scheduler will be paused between 8-10 a.m. to facilitate electrical work being done inside the Machine Room. Jobs that are running will continue to run, but jobs with a wall time that would overlap with this planned maintenence will not start until after the scheduler...

Categories: HPCC, Support

Expect longer wait time in queue

As iCER prepares the Machine Room for this year’s new cluster installation, some of the older clusters (Intel07, Intel10 and gfx10) will be retired and removed. Please see the proposed schedule of work below. With the loss of Intel07, Intel10 and gfx10, users will experience longer wait times in...

Categories: HPCC, Support, User Services

Machine Room work begins tomorrow, March 23

As iCER prepares the Machine Room for this year’s new cluster install, some of the older clusters will be retired and removed. Additionally, an outage has been tentatively scheduled to safely conduct infrastructure work to the room.   The first step in this process begins tomorrow, March 23, with...

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A system downtime is planned for 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16.

Emergency Hardware Maintenance on Wednesday, March 16

The file system that hosts 10a has a hardware issue with the network interface card. In order to change the hardware card, a system downtime is planned for 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Logins for all users may be affected during this time, and some users with home directories on 10a...

Categories: HPCC, Support, User Services

The scheduler has been paused until approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3

HPCC scheduler paused, Wednesday, March 3-Thursday, March 4

We recently learned that some users had been experiencing issues with some filer systems, so we have paused the scheduler to address this issue. We tentatively expect to resume scheduling by 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 3.  Jobs currently running on our machines will not be affected, and jobs...

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Planned Power Outage on February 27

We regret to inform you that a planned power outage in the Engineering Building will cause an iCER machine room shutdown on Saturday, February 27. The outage is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and last until approximately 1 p.m. This outage has been mandated by MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and...

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Results from studies at the nanoscale. An atomic force micrograph of a self-assembled mono-layer of molecules composed of two different materials on a gold surface. (from Argonne National Lab)

Recruiting Student Interns for Supercomputing Project (Blue Waters Student Internship Program)

Faculty in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) are looking for two undergraduate students to participate in yearlong supercomputing-related research projects through the paid Blue Waters Student Internship Program. Student applications are due February 1....

Categories: HPCC, Events, Research

Scheduler resumes normal operation

Monday, Dec. 28 Attention HPC Users: The scheduler resumed normal operation today at 2:45 p.m.   Data integrity is one of our top opportunities, so we kept the scheduler paused until we were 100 percent positive that resuming work would result in zero information loss. This issue took longer to...

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Inverse Problem Course

Inverse Problem Course - Spring 2016

The Inverse Problem course ECE802 Section 609 will be offered in Spring 2016 by Professor Antonello Tamburrino.  The aim of this course is to introduce the theory of inverse problems and methods for solving them in practice. Inverse problems arise in many science and engineering disciplines where...

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HPCC scheduler paused Monday, Dec. 21

UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 22 — 11 a.m.  All jobs will remain paused until tomorrow, Dec. 23 at 11:59 p.m. They will then pick up at midnight on Dec. 24.    Attention HPC Users: The scheduler will be paused overnight tonight, December 21. No new work will be started, but current jobs will continue to...

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