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$15, 000/yr fellowships in computational and data science

Several years ago, ACM SIGHPC and Intel launched an international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science. The goal of this graduate fellowship is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as...

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Check Status Changes using HPCC Announcements

HPCC has undergone many changes since September 2018. We migrated our nodes from CentOS6 to CentOS7 and transitioned to a new job scheduler: SLURM. We currently have two scratch systems (gs18 and ls15) and are going to migrate users' home and research directories to IBM GPFS (General Parallel File...

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iCER Welcomes New Business Staff

Starr is excited to join the iCER business team and looks forward to working with the HPC users. Starr is a MSU graduate and has worked on campus for over 21 years in various capacities. Starr enjoys working in a team environment and sharing her knowledge and experiences with others.   Education...

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Upcoming home directory and research space changes

Dear HPCC users, We are beginning the process of migrating users and researchers to the new home directory system. In the next few weeks, we will be notifying users to schedule migrations of their home and research spaces.  There are a few differences with the new system to be aware of:  As part of...

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iCER student highlights: Zhouyou Fan

The study of gluon distributions through lattice QCD Zhouyou Fan is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State, concentrating on theoretical high-energy physics. He works under Professor Huey-Wen Lin, whose research specifically involves quantum chromodynamics...

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iCER Welcomes New HPC Administrator

Kelly Climer is the newest HPC Administrator at iCER. He comes to the HPC after 12 years as System Administrator with the Computer Science Department here at Michigan State University. As a member of the iCER team, Kelly will be assisting with general system administration work and Help Desk...

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Q&A on using your scratch space

While we are upgrading HPCC's file systems, some issues related to file downloading and transfer are clarified below. Q1 - I can't use git commands in my home directory. Please use your scratch space instead. Each user should have two scratch folders after login to a dev-node: /mnt/ls15/scratch/...

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iCER student highlights: Matthew Moreno

The study of transitions and encodings in digital evolution Matthew Andres Moreno is studying Computer Science and Engineering as a graduate student at Michigan State University. He works under the guidance of Charles Ofria and his research takes place in the Digital Evolution Lab. His research...

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iCER student highlights: Ben Mansfeld

The study of cucumber resistance to Phytophthora capsici Ben Mansfeld is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program, studying under Dr. Rebecca Grumet in the department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Research in the Grumet lab centers on cucurbit...

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Data management and metadata survey

The OSiRIS project is working with librarians from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University to develop functionality for data management, sharing and curation in the OSiRIS platform. We want to be sure that our work is informed by your needs for your research...

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New Home Directory and Research Server Migration

Over the next month, we’ll be migrating user home directories and research spaces to the new file servers. They are significantly faster and more reliable than the current home directory servers. We will be announcing a schedule going forward on our website and contacting users if specific action...

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Performance Tuning of the New SLURM Scheduler

After consulting with SchedMD—the software vendor for SLURM—the HPCC has made several changes to its SLURM configuration in the interest of improving job throughput and maximizing overall resource utilization. These changes include optimizing our site-specific job submit plugin, adjusting the...

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