Scratch System Problem

HPCC is currently experiencing a problem with our scratch system. This problem is causing service interruptions and preventing jobs from being properly processed. It is also causing intermittent login problems.  We are addressing the problem, but until this is resolved, all work is paused, and no...

Categories: HPCC, Support

Urgent: Emergency Power Outage

An emergency power maintenance outage in the Engineering Building will cause a iCER data center shut down the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, November 25.  All ICER services will be unavailable during this outage and jobs will not run. Most web-based resources for iCER will be unavailable as...

Categories: HPCC

PHY 905 section 004: Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systmes


Course name: PHY 905 section 004: Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems Description: In this ONLINE course, you will learn how to design and implement applications for supercomputers, including analyzing and understanding the performance of applications, the primary causes...

Categories: HPCC, Events, User Services

HPCC successfully upgrades filesystem

The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) successfully completed its scheduled maintenance window on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Data stored on the HPCC’s file storage scratch system was migrated to a new scratch filesystem, which can accommodate 1.7 petabytes (equivalent to 1.7 million gigabytes). Early...

Categories: HPCC, Support

Under the microscope

Under the microscopeMSU researcher gets a close-up look at the HPC By CHELSEA ELLEDGE Computational science is a complex field, but iCER and the HPCC strive to make it as a comprehensible as possible for a wide range of people. MSU’s high-performance computers are large, multifaceted machines made...

Categories: Events

Seven members of the iCER team at MSU spent a morning volunteering at City Rescue Mission Upscale Thrift on Lansing's west side.

iCER staff pays it forward

On Nov. 4, seven members of the iCER staff volunteered at City Rescue Mission Upscale Thrift, a clothing and housewares resale store on the Lansing’s west side that supports the City Rescue Mission of Lansing. They spent the morning preparing merchandise for the floor and distributing clothing to...

Categories: HPCC, Events

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Maintenance window scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 4

Maintenance window scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 4 The High Performance Computing Center Director Sharan Kawani has scheduled a maintenance window on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. We will migrate our current scratch data to our new 2 petabyte scratch filesystem, which will be much...

Categories: HPCC, Support

4th Annual CI Forum – Registration Now Open!

We are please to announce the fourth annual Michigan State University Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Forum, formerly known as CI Days, will be held on October 22, 2015 in the MSU Union.  The CI Forum presents an opportunity for faculty and students to understand the benefits that cyberinfrastructure...

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iCER Nets Part of $5 Million Big Data Grant

Oct. 2, 2015 — Michigan State University is teaming up with four higher education institutes to create a new high-speed cyberinfrastructure. The Multi-Institutional Open Storage Research Infrastructure (MI-OSiRIS) will enable researchers at MSU, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University,...

Categories: Research

Science festival participants

iCER Welcomes School Groups at the 2015 MSU Science Festival

Year after year, the MSU Science Festival proves to be one of the most exciting outreach events that iCER takes part in. Providing a place for hands-on activities, demonstrations, and discussions centered around the topic of computation allows these young minds to explore, experience new things,...

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Celebrating 10 years of high performance computing at MSU

HPCC Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC), within the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In 2005, the HPCC was formed via a grassroots effort by a coterie of faculty at MSU with a strong interest in computational sciences. The HPCC facility was...

Categories: HPCC

XSEDE Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

iCER Granted Membership Into XSEDE Federation and Service Provider Forum

It is our pleasure to announce that iCER has been granted membership into both the XSEDE Federation and the Service Provider (SP) Forum. These two organizations are designed to provide, enable and support the use of digital resources and services for conducting research. The Extreme Science and...

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