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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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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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