What can the MSU Data Machine do for you?

The MSU Data Machine is a supercomputer with a low barrier to entry that is optimized for data-intensive research, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The compute resources are paired with training resources designed to help researchers and students get started...

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ICER at the MSU Science Festival

Stop by ICER's booth at the MSU Science Festival expo zone! While supplies last, pick up a free pair of VR glasses to take the 360-degree virtual tour of MSU's supercomputer and grab a copy of our beautifully illustrated graphic novel about supercomputing. We also have a "silicon petting zoo" for...

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Changes to the GS21 SCRATCH Filesystem

Do you have data on SCRATCH filesystems that hasn’t been modified in 45 days? Starting February 15, 2023, this data will be routinely deleted. This is a long-time feature that has been disabled for the last six months. Save your data by moving it into your home or research areas. What is SCRATCH...

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Annual CPU and GPU Hour Limits Have Been Reset

Per ICER policy, non-buyin users are limited to 500,000 CPU hours and 10,000 GPU hours every calendar year. With the turn of the new year, these counters have been reset. If you have any questions about these limits or the reset, please contact us. Steven FordICER System Administrator 

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Biologically Inspired Artificial Immune Systems for Computers

“It was love at first compile,” recounts Katherine Skocelas about her journey from advertising and public relations to computer science. Skocelas, a Ph.D. student in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program and Department of Computer Science & Engineering, became curious about digital...

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New Documentation Feedback Option

ICER’s public documentation wiki pages have a new feature that allows users to easily and quickly provide feedback. At the bottom of the wiki pages, there is a frowning face and a smiling face that users can click to let us know how we’re doing. If a user clicks on the frowning face, there will be...

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Help With SSH Key-Based Authentication

We have had a high volume of tickets requesting help with SSH key-based authentication in the past week after we switched to this requirement for the file transfer gateway. This particularly affects users who use the software FileZilla for their file transfer needs. We have...

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ICER Research Highlight Video Receives Best in Show w3 Award

We are proud to announce that an ICER Research Highlight documentary short has won the w3 Award for Best in Show - Science and Technology Video. “The Puzzle of Topological Data Analysis,” created by ICER Communications Manager Michelle David, was selected from over 3,000 entries across the globe...

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Sign up to be a mentor for the Summer 2023 ACRES REU! (Deadline 10/28)

Dear Colleagues, The Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) REU is looking for mentors for its Summer 2023 cohort! ACRES is an interdisciplinary computational and data science REU that takes place every summer on MSU’s campus. This is a highly competitive program with...

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New AMD22 Cluster CPU Nodes Ready for Use

The new 'AMD22' CPU cluster nodes are ready for use ahead of schedule! The CPU nodes are currently available, and we anticipate the GPU nodes will be available by the end of the calendar year. The cluster has a total of 80 nodes with a theoretical performance of over one quadrillion double-...

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2022 MSU Cloud Computing Fellows

Introducing the 2022 MSU Cloud Computing Fellows

The 2022 MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship cohort has begun the first phase of their fellowship experience. Led by MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) and the ITS Data Management & Analytics (DMA) group, the fellowship is designed to provide cloud computing expertise and hands-on...

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Introducing Lab Notebooks in User Documentation

ICER Documentation now features a new section called Lab Notebooks. In contrast to general information and tutorials found in the rest of the documentation, these notebooks are meant to detail how to solve very specific problems that ICER staff have helped users with on the HPCC. For example, a...

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