ICER Support for Computationally-Focused Workshops

ICER is happy to support computationally-focused workshops in a variety of ways. Workshop organizers can request ICER assistance with the following: Have an ICER Research Consultant (RC) meet with the workshop organizers to discuss options to make the workshop as user-friendly as possible from a...

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Checklist to Improve Your Job’s Scheduling Time

Here is a checklist to help improve your job’s scheduling time: 1. Run command “sq <NetID>” or “squeue -u <NetID>” to show the jobs in the queue. If a job is Pending, the last column will show the reason provided by SLURM. Here are common reasons with their meaning: a. Priority: Job...

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MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship - Application Deadline Friday, July 30, 2021

Dear colleagues, MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research and MSU IT Services are accepting applications from MSU doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to join the third cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows.  We particularly encourage applicants from areas that do not typically use...

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Cloud Computing Fellowship Culminates in Impressive Symposium

What do movie trailers, rib fractures, and mummified corn have in common? Admittedly, not a lot. One similarity is that these topics, and many more, were explored by the MSU 2020 Cloud Computing Fellowship cohort. These researchers come from excitingly diverse academic backgrounds including...

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Using Rclone to Manage Files on Cloud Storage

Rclone is a command line program that manages files on cloud storage, and it is installed on HPCC. Some HPCC users manage files on their cloud storage with rclone as an alternative to the cloud provider’s web storage interface. It can perform operations on files and directories such as sync, copy,...

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Letter From the Director: Support for Instructors

Dear Colleagues, Now that the spring semester is over and you have submitted your grades, I am writing to let you know about some FREE tools and services that the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) provides for MSU instructors who are interested in increasing the amount of computation or...

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MATLAB 2021a Is Installed and Ready For Use

As many users may have noticed, the MATLAB/2021a module has been installed on HPCC and is ready for use. Users can check the release note for details of changes at this link.  Among the changes and updates in the new version, there is one thing I would like to bring to the attention of Matlab users...

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Supercomputing Resources for Social Scientists at MSU

Supercomputing Resources for Social Scientists at MSU

ICER’s Director of Training, Dr. Laura Harris, will present Supercomputing Resources for Social Scientists at MSU on Friday, May 14th, at noon. This presentation will be part of MSU’s Social Science Data Analytics (SSDA) initiative. "At the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER), we provide...

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Faster Distributed Machine Learning for Free

If one computer can process a set of data in 10 hours, it would be reasonable to assume that 10 computers could process that data in one hour. The research of Xiaorui Liu, an MSU graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, reveals that this is not the case. The...

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SLURM Job Failure Due to the "oom" Error

Many users have asked us how to deal with error messages such as: slurmstepd: error: Detected 2 oom-kill event(s) in StepId=xxxxx.batch cgroup. In the above message, oom stands for "out of memory". It means that your process needs more memory than what is available. Therefore, you need to request...

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Announcing the 2021 HPC-AI Challenge

The International Society for Computational Biology is pleased to announce the HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) and National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore 2021 APAC HPC-AI Competition. High-performance computing and artificial intelligence are the most essential tools fueling the...

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Computational & Data Science Fellowships

Do you know of students who are studying data science or computing applications, and who are either women or members of an underrepresented group? Please share this information with them - it could be worth $15,000 per year. Nominations are now open for ACM SIGHPC’s international program of...

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