NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program

WEDNESDAY, January 11th — The Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program is accepting applications for 2017 internships. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 at 8:00 am EST. This program will provide an opportunity for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in...

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Summer Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) Begins

Eleven undergraduates from around the US arrived at Michigan State University’s campus this week to participate in the the 10-week Advanced Computational Research Experiences (ACRES) program. One of only two CISE Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs in the state of Michigan, this...

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4 Updates for System Maintenance in May

By Jim Leikert, HPCC System Administrator On May 16, 2017 from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m., the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at Michigan State University had a system maintenance which addressed a number of items related to security, stability and performance.  First, TORQUE, the resource...

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New System Admin join the HPCC Team

Cameron Crisovan is the newest Information Technologist on the HPCC team.Before joining iCER, he was a Linux System Administrator at Liquid Web for 5 years, working mostly on the System Restore team. Cameron will be assisting with general system administration work and Help Desk support for the...

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iCER Student Highlights: Taylor Dunivin

The Effects of Underground Fire on Bacterial Resistance Taylor Dunivin is currently a Ph.D. Student studying Microbiology and Molecular Genetics as well as Environmental and Integrative Toxicology at Michigan State University. She works with Ashley Shade, an assistant professor in the Department...

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HPCC Increases Storage Capacity

Data demands continue to increase. To meet these needs iCER has purchased more persistent and temporary storage. In the coming months, the following file systems are scheduled to come online:  ufs-13, which adds approximately 1PB of usable, persistent space. Together with ufs-11 and ufs-12, these...

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iCER @ MSU’s 2017 Science Festival

Many pre-college students use computers in their daily lives but very few actually understand how computers work. Fewer still have the opportunity to see a supercomputer. The “Adventures in Parallel Land” tours introduce students to the role of supercomputers in making scientific discoveries and...

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iCER Student Highlights: Emily Dolson

Exploring Ecosystems Emily Dolson is currently a fourth year Ph.D. Student earning a dual degree in Computer Science and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University. She works with Dr. Charles Ofria, professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Deputy Director for...

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Scratch file system Notice

On February 2nd (4pm to 10pm) and February 13th (8pm to 11pm) two failures occurred on the HPCC SCRATCH file system. According to our log file, these failures are most likely caused by many small files being generated in a short time period. The scratch file system is not good at handling high...

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Important Scratch Purge Update

We are changing how we handle old files on our Lustre file system.  Any files that haven’t been modified for 45 days will be deleted permanently. We've paused the implementation of that policy when we installed a new scratch disk in November 2015 and began test runs of file purging in Fall 2016.  ...

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Planned Maintenance: Tuesday, May 16th

More details coming soon.

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Planned Maintenance: Tuesday, March 7th ( Resolved)

The HPCC will be unavailable from 6 AM to 5 PM on March 7th for the previously scheduled spring maintenance outage.   We will be doing updates that improve network performance, job workload management, security, monitoring, storage server performance and reliability. We apologize for the...

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