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Update to Computing Time Quotas Starting in January 2021

Starting on January 1, 2021, ICER will begin enforcing a limit of 500,000 core-hours per user per calendar year on the “general” (publicly-available) HPCC compute nodes, which is a reduction from the current limit of 1 million core-hours.  Users who exceed this limit will no longer be able to...

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2020 MSU Cloud Computing Fellows

MSU’s Institute of Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) and the ITS Analytics and Data Solutions (ADS) group are proud to announce the second cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows!  Congratulations to:Meng Cai (Urban & Regional Planning)Dr. Dae Kwan Ko (Biological Networks)Dr. David Luecke (Electric...

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AMD20 General Availability and ls15 purge

General availability for the AMD20 cluster (ICER’s new supercomputer) began at 9 AM on Tuesday, September 29th. Please report any issues that you see to ICER through the help ticket system. We also re-enabled the automatic 45 day purge on /mnt/ls15 on October 1st. For more information of the ADM20...

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First Cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows

In November 2019, MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research and the IT Services Analytics and Data Solutions group hosted the first cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows. Last year, seventeen doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from different disciplines were selected to participate and...

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Diversifying Data Science

R-Ladies East Lansing — a local chapter of R-Ladies, a global organization — is a vibrant community focused on providing a safe environment for women and gender minorities in-and-around MSU to discuss, learn, and teach anything pertaining to R (a popular statistical programming language) and data...

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Arrival of the New 2020 Cluster

We are pleased to announce that the parts of the new 2020 cluster have arrived. We are currently in the process of putting it together and doing all the necessary testing. We anticipate the new cluster will be available in mid-September. Please let us know if you have any questions.   Photo credit...

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ICER Welcomes New Research Consultant

Dr. Mahmoud Parvizi is the newest ICER Research Consultant. Before joining ICER, Dr. Parvizi was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University with a focus on machine learning applications of cloud-computing workflows. He earned his PhD in...

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Resolving Python Conflict

Upon login to a dev-node, a default module list will load automatically. Since Python/3.6.4 is included in the list, it can interfere with a user's conda environment. As a consequence, your program may not be able to find packages installed in your conda environment even if it has been activated....

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Streamline Your Storage Billing

Greetings from the Business Team of ICER. We know how important your time is to you and your research so to get you back to doing what you love, we are now offering an enhanced service to streamline your storage billings to have them renew at the same time. The next time you have storage that is up...

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ICER Welcomes New HPC Administrator

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Adam Pitcher to the position of HPC Administrator. Adam is a lifelong Spartan. Having graduated from Michigan State University in 1999 with a BS in Computer Science and Engineering, he came back a year later as a system administrator for Computer...

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ICER Student Highlights: Zhuowen Zhao

Understanding Plastic Deformation in Polycrystalline Metallic Materials using Solid Mechanics Simulation and Machine Learning   Zhuowen Zhao is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHEMS) at Michigan State University. His research under...

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ICER Research Highlights Receives Two Silver Telly Awards

We are proud to announce that two ICER Research Highlights documentary shorts have won Silver Awards at The 41st Telly Awards this past May. The videos, produced and edited by Ms. Xiaoxing (Adele) Han, were selected from 13,000+ entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. The awards honor...

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