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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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SC18: HPC inspires

November 11-16, 2018 iCER faculty and staff represented MSU at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18). SC18 provided many opportunities for iCER employees to grow as individuals and as a staff collectively. Development was sought and...

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iCER Student Highlights: Lavida Brooks

Data-driven Characterization of Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease Lavida Brooks is a current Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She is studying human genetics under the advisement of Dr. George Mias, an assistant professor...

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December System Announcements

The /mnt/scratch and $SCRATCH aliases will be changed from the old /mnt/ls15 scratch to the new /mnt/gs18 scratch on December 3rd. If you are using these aliases you will need to move your data to the new scratch system or use the absolute /mnt/ls15/scratch/users path instead.  /mnt/ls15 will have...

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HPCC's Big Move

Dear Users, I’m happy to say that the “Big Move” is well underway. The following has taken place in the last month. The Intel 18 cluster is up and in production in the new Data Center The Intel 14 cluster has been moved to the Data Center and is also back in production By the time you read this,...

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International Research Experience for Graduate Students - 2019 Applications Open!

Interested in participating in cutting edge large-scale computing projects while exploring China next Summer?  Apply now for the NSF-funded US-China: Algorithms for Supercomputers with Emerging Architectures (ASSURE) program. Research areas include: climate and weather systems, drug design, big...

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iCER Student Highlights: David Butts

Simulations to Understand Disease Transmission and City-Wide Evacuations MSU Graduate student David Butts earned his BS in Physics with a Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE) minor at Michigan State. Now, he can still be found on campus working towards a PHD in Computational...

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2018 HPCC Environment Update - Action Required

Dear HPCC users, To improve system performance and stability, we are migrating iCER/HPCC systems to a new operating system image (from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7), software management system (EasyBuild), and resource scheduler (from MOAB/Torque to SLURM).  Migration of nodes to this new system is in...

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iCER Student Highlights: Jennifer Ranta

Simulations of Pre-Supernova Outbursts Jennifer Ranta is a graduate student in the Physics and Astrophysics Program at Michigan State University pursuing research in stellar astrophysics. Her current work involves simulating possible mechanisms for pre-supernova outbursts, also called supernova...

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