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Successful Summer for Student Researchers in MSU ACRES

TUESDAY, August 29th — This summer, eleven undergraduates participated in the first Advanced Computational Research Experience (ACRES) at Michigan State University (MSU) and  presented their research at the annual Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE). This was a...

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iCER Student Highlights: Biyi Fang & Yuan Liang

Making Machines Understand Satellite Maps Better Biyi Fang and Yuan Liang are two Ph.D. students studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. Fang’s advisor is Dr. Mi Zhang where his research focus is deep learning optimization and implementation on mobile devices,...

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Call for Student Travel Grant Applications for SC17

WEDNESDAY, August 16 —The deadline for submitting a student travel grant application for SC17 (Denver, 12 - 17 November, 2017) is rapidly approaching.  These grants award up to $600 for students in  North America and $1200  for students whose travel originates elsewhere. These funds may be used...

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Call for Proposals: Big Data Ignite 2017

TUESDAY, August 8th — Big Data Ignite 2017 takes place on Sep 27-29 at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s theme is “The Age of Exponential Intelligence.” Big Data Ignite 2017 will explore and illuminate the underlying technology, science, and synergies...

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Upcoming Updates for Windows File Sharing

TUESDAY, July 25 — During our next outage on August 8th, we will be updating the software that allows users to mount their home directory and research spaces on their computers on campus to improve security. After the update, please review our wiki "Mapping HPC drives to a campus computer (with SMB...

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iCER Student Highlights: Carl Fields

Study of the Evolution of Stars and Stellar Explosions  Carl Fields is currently a Ph.D. student studying Astronomy and Astrophysics at Michigan State University. He works with Sean Couch, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is supported by the Ford Foundation through a...

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New file system may help jobs requiring heavy file operation

TUESDAY, July 25th — iCER is hard at work providing cyber-infrastructure that helps your work run faster. The team recently installed a file system (ffs17) better suited for applications that read and write many small files. The Lustre file system is excellent for fast access to large files but is...

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Welcome New iCER Research Consultant

Nanye Long is the newest iCER Research Consultant. Before joining iCER, she was a statistical geneticist at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy where she held a leading role in large-scale genetic data analysis for DILIN (Drug Induced Liver Injury Network)...

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2017 iCER Student Highlights

Every researcher can tell a story about their research journey and all the stories are unique. There is amazing computational research being done by students at Michigan State University and we would love to showcase these research stories! If you are graduate student using HPCC system or iCER...

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Bayesian Software updated

We have several researchers that use the HPC for long-running Bayesian calculations, and HPC is well suited for that.  Many of them use the JAGS software application, and the R package to interact with it.  We've had a few issues with this software: 1. Some users would see "MKL" errors depending on...

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Scratch file system is for temporary files only

This is a friendly reminder that our scratch file system ( /mnt/scratch/<username> is for temporary files only.  No backups are made of files on scratch.  In order to keep the file system clean, every day the system looks for and deletes any files that are 45 days old (days since the file was...

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Experiencing HPC for Undergraduate Students

The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduate Students program fully funds about 25 students (US-based and from the rest of the world) to attend the SC17 conference. (This year the conference is in Denver, CO from Nov. 12 to Nov. 17. More details about the conference are available at http://sc17....

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