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Introducing Lab Notebooks in User Documentation

ICER Documentation now features a new section called Lab Notebooks. In contrast to general information and tutorials found in the rest of the documentation, these notebooks are meant to detail how to solve very specific problems that ICER staff have helped users with on the HPCC. For example, a...

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Seeking nominations for ICER’s new User Advisory Board (deadline 9/21)

Dear Colleagues, The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research is creating a User Advisory Board (UAB) that will provide guidance to ICER in its mission to provide exceptional support for MSU's research computing needs, and we are seeking nominations for members of this group. It is our intent that the...

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ICER Welcomes Dirk Colbry

ICER Welcomes New Director of User Support: Dr. Dirk Colbry

Click the image above or the link here to watch the video interview. ICER Communications recently chatted with Dr. Dirk Colbry, who joined the team in a new role as the Director of User Support. Dirk is still a faculty member in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (...

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Mapping HPC Drives With SSHFS

HPCC is now recommending SSHFS as the preferred method when mounting HPCC filesystems on a local system. Different from SMB mapping, which can only map to home or research space via MSU campus network, this method can also work on your scratch space and uses any internet network. Updated...

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Bioinformatics Consulting Service Survey (deadline: 8/19)

Dear Colleagues, MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research and Research Technology Support Facility are exploring needs relating to a potential bioinformatics consulting program.  Our goal is to gain a better understanding of the populations of MSU researchers that may require a bioinformatics...

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MSU Cloud Computing fellowship - Application deadline August 12, 2022

Dear colleagues, Please share this with any graduate students or postdoctoral researchers that you think might be interested! MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research and MSU IT Services are accepting applications from MSU doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to join the fourth cohort...

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Letter From the Director: Cluster Buy-in (Deadline 10/4/2022)

Dear colleagues, The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research is in the midst of buying a new cluster in order to increase our computing capacity. I’m writing to you regarding the opportunity to buy CPU and/or GPU nodes for this machine, with a request for commitments by no later than October 4, 2022....

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Portrait of Mike Pajkos

Ripples in Space Reveal Information About Distant Explosions

Much like the ripples in a pond, ripples in space known as gravitational waves (GWs) provide information to an observer about the source of the ripple. Large waves in a pond are likely caused by something large falling into the water. Similarly, the signals of GWs provide valuable insight into...

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Migrating to New Scratch: gs21

Recently, ICER announced the release of the new gs21 scratch system (see the announcement here) AND the retirement of ls15 and gs18 scratch space (sometimes referred to as “old scratch space” below).  We would like to bring attention to the following: (1) Highlight the important dates mentioned in...

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New Scratch System gs21 and Retirement of ls15 and gs18

We are excited to announce the general release of our new gs21 scratch system, now available at /mnt/gs21/scratch on all user systems, including gateways, development nodes, and the compute cluster. The new scratch system provides 3 PB of space for researchers and allows us to continue to maintain...

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New 'Scavenger' Queue Does Not Count Against Standard HPCC Limits

On May 11th, 2022, ICER deployed a new 'scavenger' queue that allows users to run preemptable jobs on idle cores. Jobs running in this queue are not limited by the regular queues’ limits on running jobs and do not count against yearly usage totals, but they may be canceled at any time to allow...

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Go Above and Beyond Using the HPCC’s New Scavenger Queue

On May 11th, 2022, ICER will deploy a new 'scavenger' queue that will allow users to run preemptable jobs on idle cores. They will not be limited by the regular queues’ limits on running jobs and do not count against yearly usage totals, but they may be canceled at any time to allow general or buy-...

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