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4 Updates for System Maintenance in May

On May 16, 2017, system maintenance performed on the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at Michigan State University addressed the following issues related to security, stability and performance:  TORQUE, the HPCC resource manager, was updated to version 6.1.1.1.  This is the latest version...

Categories: HPCC, User Services

New System Admin join the HPCC Team

Cameron Crisovan is the newest Information Technologist on the HPCC team. Before joining iCER, he was a Linux System Administrator at Liquid Web for 5 years, working mostly on the System Restore team. Cameron will be assisting with general system administration work and Help Desk support for the...

Categories: HPCC, User Services

iCER Student Highlights: Taylor Dunivin

The Effects of Underground Fire on Bacterial Resistance Taylor Dunivin is currently a Ph.D. Student studying Microbiology and Molecular Genetics as well as Environmental and Integrative Toxicology at Michigan State University. She works with Ashley Shade, an assistant professor in the Department...

Categories: Research

HPCC Increases Storage Capacity

Data demands continue to increase. To meet these needs iCER has purchased more persistent and temporary storage. In the coming months, the following file systems are scheduled to come online:  ufs-13, which adds approximately 1PB of usable, persistent space. Together with ufs-11 and ufs-12, these...

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iCER @ MSU’s 2017 Science Festival

Many pre-college students use computers in their daily lives but very few actually understand how computers work. Fewer still have the opportunity to see a supercomputer. The “Adventures in Parallel Land” tours introduce students to the role of supercomputers in making scientific discoveries and...

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iCER Student Highlights: Emily Dolson

Exploring Ecosystems Emily Dolson is currently a fourth year Ph.D. Student earning a dual degree in Computer Science and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University. She works with Dr. Charles Ofria, professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Deputy Director for...

Categories: Research

Scratch file system Notice

On February 2nd (4pm to 10pm) and February 13th (8pm to 11pm) two failures occurred on the HPCC SCRATCH file system. According to our log file, these failures are most likely caused by many small files being generated in a short time period. The scratch file system is not good at handling high...

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Important Scratch Purge Update

We are changing how we handle old files on our Lustre file system.  Any files that haven’t been modified for 45 days will be deleted permanently. We've paused the implementation of that policy when we installed a new scratch disk in November 2015 and began test runs of file purging in Fall 2016.  ...

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Guidelines for choosing file storage and I/O on HPCC

THURSDAY, January 19th — HPCC provides five types of file storage. They are referred to as HOME, RESEARCH, SCRATCH, LOCAL and RAMDISK respectively in this document.  Each type of storage is different from either a hardware or software point of view. Figure 1 gives a brief overview of the file...

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Sequences, Traces & Time: Building a research community

THURSDAY, Januray 19th — Widespread digitization is creating new sources of data that record sequences of actions and events over time and space. These action sequences can be used to trace coherent streams of activity in social, economic and business processes as they unfold over time. These...

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STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

WEDNESDAY, January 11th — As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the...

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Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

WEDNESDAY, Januray 11th — The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering...

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