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Science Festival 2018: Eggs, nodes and Spartan Heads!

Each year iCER participates in MSU’s annual Science Festival public and private (schools’) program with the goal of demonstrating the elements and abilities of a supercomputer to the general public. Participants are able to interact with one another and hardware components in a series of tasks and...

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Software/Data Carpentry Instructor Training

Do you like programming? Do you enjoy helping others learn how to code? Are you interested in learning about how people learn and how best to teach them? If so, apply to be trained as a Certified Software Carpentry Instructor. What's required? Apply to participate in Instructor Training (group code...

Categories: Research

iCER Student Highlights: Nupur Bansal

Simulations to introduce protein flexibility  Nupur Bansal is currently a fifth year PhD student pursuing research in computational Chemistry. For the past five years she has been working under Dr. Kenneth M. Merz Jr., studying protein flexibility in the binding pocket region. Her research...

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Gateways 2018: Call for Participation

TUESDAY, April 17 — Call for Participation: Gateways 2018 (September 25–27, at the University of Texas at Austin) is now accepting submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels (2–4 pages) on the topic of science or engineering gateways. Gateways are user-friendly interfaces to scientific...

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Working with Sensitive Data on HPCC

The HPCC employs industry standard security practices to protect HPCC systems from unauthorized access and guard data from inadvertent disclosure. These practices are designed to protect unpublished fundamental research. Some data or code may be subject to external legal or contractual requirements...

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Midwestern Big Data Hub Webinar Series

MONDAY, February 26, 2018 — The Midwest Big Data Hub is hosting a Spring webinar series for student-led data science organizations to share and discuss their experiences, structure, and goals, ultimately helping to develop a Midwestern data science student groups community. Contact the Hub if you'...

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Welcome New iCER Information Technologist

Steven Ford is the newest iCER Information Technologist. He has over 10 years of experience in the information technology field. Before joining ICER, he worked as a systems administrator at MSU's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, where he worked with ICER to configure a small-scale...

Categories: HPCC

Meltdown and Spectre: What You Need to Know

By now you must have heard something about the colorfully named Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability. They appear to affect many modern processors including Intel, AMD and some ARM processors. That's pretty much everybody. It is a bit hard to explain exactly what is going on, but below are two links...

Categories: HPCC

2018 Cluster Buy-In Update

Dear HPCC users, Though we are a little behind, we expect the RFP for the new cluster to go out in the next week or so. We clearly cannot talk about any prices for new buy-in computers until we get information back from the RFP, but we are looking at a few categories of compute nodes: Basic compute...

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2018 Cluster Buy-In

Michigan State University’s HPC will be buying new cluster nodes and a new storage system in 2018. We have received feedback from a previous RFI and will be submitting an RFP before the end of 2017. We hope to reduce the responses we get from the RFP to a small number of vendorsand run benchmarks...

Categories: HPCC

Using Multi-threaded workers in MATLAB

By default, workers in the MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox run in -singleCompThread on the HPCC cluster. Consequently, MATLAB built-in functions which use multi-threads implicitly within worker sessions are not able to take advantage of multiple cores on the HPCC system.  iCER Research...

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New Gaussian 2016

iCER has purchased the new Gaussian 2016 license. We are going to install the software on HPCC and it will be available for HPCC users after December 25th, 2017. The Gaussian 16 has a bunch of new features, such as: New DFT functionals New features on electronic excitation, emission, and...

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