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ICER Student Highlights: Alex Wright

Managing Natural Resources to Facilitate Biodiversity  Alex Wright is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University. There, he works under Dr. Elise Zipkin as part of the Zipkin Quantitative Ecology Lab. The primary focus of his research is to "solve...

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Tips for HPCC dev-node usage

When you connect to any of the HPCC's dev-nodes, you will see the following message: "processes on development nodes are limited to two hours of CPU time." The two hour CPU time limit is for each process you run on that dev-node. If one process uses CPU time greater than 2 hours, then only that ...

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ICER Supercomputer Buy-In (TIME-SENSITIVE - Deadline Tues. 4/7/2020)

Dear Colleagues, The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research is preparing to purchase a new supercomputer.  As a consequence, I am writing to you regarding the opportunity to buy into this machine, with a request for an answer with a very short turnaround time - no later than the end of the day next...

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ICER Student Highlights: Erik Amezquita

Using Topology & Morphology to Quantify & Contextualize 3D Plant Structures Erik Amezquita is a second year Ph.D. student in the department of Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (CMSE) at MSU. There, he works under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Munch and Dr. Dan Chitwood....

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COVID-19 research and ICER queue times

Dear users of the MSU HPCC, We will be dedicating a significant fraction of ICER’s general-access nodes to a computational research program that has direct relevance to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  As jobs complete over the next week, we will be transferring nodes over to this project, which...

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How to deactivate conda base environment

Many users have reported that after a local installation of Anaconda on the HPCC, their login prompt changes to something starting with "(base) -bash-4.2$". This is because conda activates the default environment, "base", upon startup. To disable this behavior, which often results in conflicts with...

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ICER Business Continuity during COVID-19

Dear HPCC users,  As part of MSU’s response to COVID-19, ICER is transitioning to an online-only support model. All HPCC services will continue as normal. The contact form is the preferred way to contact us: https://contact.icer.msu.edu  Monday and Thursday regularly scheduled open office hours...

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ICER Welcomes New Business Staff

Jamie is excited to join the ICER business team and looking forward to getting to know everyone in the computational computing field. Jamie is new to campus. She has been in the financial services industry for the past 20 years, where she handled customer service, compliance, and everything in...

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Issues with copying files to your HPCC research space

Many users have reported problems copying or transferring files to their research space. Although their research space still has plenty available space, they get the following error message: “failed to ... ... Disk quota exceeded”  This problem may occur because the folders which you copy or...

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Tyler Derr Portrait

ICER Student Highlights: Tyler Derr

Predicting Friends and Foes Online with Deep Learning Models  Tyler Derr is a graduate student in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at MSU. He works in the Data Science and Engineering (DSE) Lab under Dr. Jiliang Tang and his research centers around network analysis with a...

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Important Changes to ICER’s Newsletter

Starting in 2020, ICER will be transitioning to publishing bimothly newsletters as opposed to the traditional monthly newsletter. Please note that ICER’s Service Report and Ticket Highlights will still be posted monthly. Urgent news will also still be posted to social media and by special...

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Using Python on HPCC System

We have received many questions about using Python on the HPCC system. We suggest two methods: users can install their own version of Python with Anaconda or use the versions of Python installed on the HPCC system. To support our users, a wiki page particularly addressing these questions is...

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