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Michigan State Data Science General Info Meeting

TUESDAY, Sept. 6 — Michigan State Data Science is MSU's first official data science student organization. It was designed to provide students with the resources they need to find exciting careers in data science. There will be a general information meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member...

Categories: HPCC, Research

Critical Configuration Update on Monday, Aug. 22

MONDAY, Aug. 15 — There will be a critical configuration update on Monday, Aug. 22 on the HPCC’s Lustre storage system. During this update, /mnt/scratch and /mnt/ls15 will be unavailable between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Compute, development, and file transfer nodes will not be able to access the Lustre...

Categories: HPCC, Support

Research Computing CoWork

MONDAY, November 21st — iCER & CMSE are coordinating a series of Fall coworking meetups revolving around scientific computing and HPC.  Coworking is a style of work that involves people (from a wide variety of backgrounds) working in a shared workspace. In our case, we’re inviting other HPCers...

Categories: Events, Research

Important HPCC user updates

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 — Please note these important updates/changes coming soon for HPCC users.  On Aug. 10, the requirement to use the “feature=intel16” to access Laconia, the new cluster, will be lifted. On Aug. 17, a 1 million file quota and 50 TB per-user quota will be placed on the /mnt/scratch...

Categories: HPCC

2016 Women in Engineering presentation a success

MONDAY, Aug. 1 — More than two dozen female students from Michigan middle schools and high schools attended the 2016 Women in Engineering Camp last month. The iCER team coordinated a Supercomputing Presentation tied into the weeklong event, which allowed students to tour the High Performance...

Categories: Events

iCER Research Consultant presents at international conference

MONDAY, Aug. 1 — iCER Research Consultant Yongjun Choi presented a poster and gave a short talk at the 2016 International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), held June 19-23 in Banff, Canada. Yongjun talked about his work with John P. Verboncoeur, Associate Dean for Research and a professor at...

Categories: Research

July 26 maintenance successful

WEDNESDAY, July 27 — iCER’s System Administration team conducted planned maintenance on the HPCC on July 26. Work consisted of maintenance to the InfiniBand fabric, upgrades to the firewall and some other core systems, reliability testing, and a verification of the new fire detection system. The...

Categories: HPCC

Travel support available for WSSSEP4

Funds have been made available to support participation in the fourth Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE4) to be held Sept. 12-14 at the University of Manchester in Manchester, England. WSSSPE4 can support the travel of U.S.-based researchers up to a...

Categories: Events

New home directory deployed

iCER is deploying a new hybrid home and research storage system which will be significantly faster than the previous home directory servers. The first phase of of this system is a two-node, high availability cluster of 24-core servers with a 20 Gbps network connection and a hybrid disk/SSD storage...

Categories: HPCC, User Services

Planned Maintenance: Tuesday, July 26

The HPCC will be unavailable on Tuesday, July 26 due to planned maintenance. The outage will begin at 6 a.m. and is expected to end at 5 p.m. HPCC and IT Services staff will perform necessary maintenance on the Laconia and Intel14 clusters. This work is intended to improve: High-speed InfiniBand...

Categories: Support

2016 Women in Engineering Camp Presentation

This event is part of the 2016 Women In Engineering Summer Camp and is aimed at middle and high school girls. Researchers will describe how computational tools facilitate their research. Attendees will be exposed to examples of how supercomputing empowers researchers in a variety of fields to make...

Categories: HPCC, Events, Research, User Services

Laconia makes Top 500 and Green 500 lists

The new iCER supercomputer, Laconia, has been named to two exclusive worldwide ranking lists: the Top500, which ranks supercomputers based on their compute power, and the Green500, which ranks them on their energy efficiency. “Being recognized by the Top500 is an enormous honor," said iCER Director...

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