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Recent Announcements:

1PM EST: We are currently experiencing issues with GPFS on the rsync gateway which are preventing the filesystems from being mounted. We are working with the vendor to resolve this as quickly as possible, and will be providing additional updates as information becomes available.  Update: June 25 - 1:30PM EST: we continue to experience issues with GPFS on the rsync gateway, and will continue to work with the vendor. Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.…
Update: The scheduler performance issues have been resolved and the scheduler is no longer paused. We are currently experiencing performance issues with the job scheduler. We are working with our software vendor to resolve these issues. The scheduler is currently paused while we investigate these issues further. If you have any questions, please contact us at
At about 12:20 AM on June 30th, ufs18 automatically unmounted the home and research spaces on all HPCC systems due to a known software bug. By 1:10 AM service had been restored. We are currently in the process of updating the GPFS system software to address this issue. We apologize for the disruption.

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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

CPU and GPU Time Limits

Users with general SLURM account are limited to 500,000 CPU hours (30,000,000 minutes) and 10,000 GPU hours (600,000 minutes) every year (from January 1st to December 31st). More information at Job Policies

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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