A system downtime is planned for 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16.

Emergency Hardware Maintenance on Wednesday, March 16

The file system that hosts 10a has a hardware issue with the network interface card. In order to change the hardware card, a system downtime is planned for 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Logins for all users may be affected during this time, and some users with home directories on 10a...

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The scheduler has been paused until approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3

HPCC scheduler paused, Wednesday, March 3-Thursday, March 4

We recently learned that some users had been experiencing issues with some filer systems, so we have paused the scheduler to address this issue. We tentatively expect to resume scheduling by 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 3.  Jobs currently running on our machines will not be affected, and jobs...

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Planned Power Outage on February 27

We regret to inform you that a planned power outage in the Engineering Building will cause an iCER machine room shutdown on Saturday, February 27. The outage is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and last until approximately 1 p.m. This outage has been mandated by MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and...

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Results from studies at the nanoscale. An atomic force micrograph of a self-assembled mono-layer of molecules composed of two different materials on a gold surface. (from Argonne National Lab)

Recruiting Student Interns for Supercomputing Project (Blue Waters Student Internship Program)

Faculty in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) are looking for two undergraduate students to participate in yearlong supercomputing-related research projects through the paid Blue Waters Student Internship Program. Student applications are due February 1....

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Scheduler resumes normal operation

Monday, Dec. 28 Attention HPC Users: The scheduler resumed normal operation today at 2:45 p.m.   Data integrity is one of our top opportunities, so we kept the scheduler paused until we were 100 percent positive that resuming work would result in zero information loss. This issue took longer to...

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Inverse Problem Course

Inverse Problem Course - Spring 2016

The Inverse Problem course ECE802 Section 609 will be offered in Spring 2016 by Professor Antonello Tamburrino.  The aim of this course is to introduce the theory of inverse problems and methods for solving them in practice. Inverse problems arise in many science and engineering disciplines where...

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HPCC scheduler paused Monday, Dec. 21

UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 22 — 11 a.m.  All jobs will remain paused until tomorrow, Dec. 23 at 11:59 p.m. They will then pick up at midnight on Dec. 24.    Attention HPC Users: The scheduler will be paused overnight tonight, December 21. No new work will be started, but current jobs will continue to...

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Scratch System Problem

HPCC is currently experiencing a problem with our scratch system. This problem is causing service interruptions and preventing jobs from being properly processed. It is also causing intermittent login problems.  We are addressing the problem, but until this is resolved, all work is paused, and no...

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Urgent: Emergency Power Outage

An emergency power maintenance outage in the Engineering Building will cause a iCER data center shut down the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, November 25.  All ICER services will be unavailable during this outage and jobs will not run. Most web-based resources for iCER will be unavailable as...

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PHY 905 section 004: Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systmes


Course name: PHY 905 section 004: Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems Description: In this ONLINE course, you will learn how to design and implement applications for supercomputers, including analyzing and understanding the performance of applications, the primary causes...

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HPCC successfully upgrades filesystem

The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) successfully completed its scheduled maintenance window on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Data stored on the HPCC’s file storage scratch system was migrated to a new scratch filesystem, which can accommodate 1.7 petabytes (equivalent to 1.7 million gigabytes). Early...

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Under the microscope

Under the microscopeMSU researcher gets a close-up look at the HPC By CHELSEA ELLEDGE Computational science is a complex field, but iCER and the HPCC strive to make it as a comprehensible as possible for a wide range of people. MSU’s high-performance computers are large, multifaceted machines made...

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