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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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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...

Categories: HPCC, Research

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)...

Categories: HPCC, Research

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 student using HPCC system or iCER services for...

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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....

Categories: Events, Research

Summer Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) Begins

FRIDAY, May 26th – Eleven undergraduates from around the US arrived at Michigan State University’s campus this week to participate in the 10-week Advanced Computational Research Experiences (ACRES) program. One of only two CISE Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs in the state of...

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4 Updates for System Maintenance in May

On May 16, 2017, system maintenance performed on the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at Michigan State University addressed the following issues related to security, stability and performance:  TORQUE, the HPCC resource manager, was updated to version 6.1.1.1.  This is the latest version...

Categories: HPCC, User Services

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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