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Recent Announcements:

Update 11:00 AM: The bug in the scheduler has been patched and the scheduler is back online. The SLURM scheduler is experiencing intermittent crashes following yesterdays upgrade. We are currently working with our software vender to resolve the issue.
Update 9:07PM: The scheduler upgrade is complete and the scheduler is back online On Thursday, March 4th, at 8:00PM, the scheduler will go offline before undergoing an upgrade to the latest release. This scheduler is expected to come back online before midnight.  This outage will not affect running jobs, however some other functionality will be affected by this outage: SLURM client commands will be unavailable (squeue, srun, salloc, sbatch, etc.…
The GPFS home storage system is currently offline. We are working to identify and resolve the underlying cause of the disruption, and will provide additional information as available.  Update 3:45 PM This outage started at about 1:55 PM. We've identified a set of nodes that may be causing this problem and are working to reset them. Update 4 PM The system should be fully operational now. We've identified memory exhaustion on four compute nodes as the cause of the problem.…

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Obtaining HPCC accounts

Accounts must be requested by a MSU faculty member by filling out this form and existing MSU IDs are required. More information at

Buy-in options

If you want to have priority access to our clusters, you can purchase buy-in nodes.


If you have questions and couldn’t find answers in this documentation, please submit a ticket.

Online helpdesk hours

Monday and Thursday, 1-2pm at Help Desk Channel (Check here for more info)

Registration for HPCC workshops

Our monthly workshops cover introductions to Linux, HPCC, and some popular software tools. Check out our training website.


We encourage HPCC users to acknowledge iCER/MSU in publications arising from simulations performed on our resources. Let us know that we have been referenced, and we will link to your publication on our publication site, which will further increase the visibility of your work. A sample statement can be: "This work was supported in part through computational resources and services provided by the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research at Michigan State University."

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