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Note: This documentation is for those nodes updated to the Centos7 operating system. 
For documentation of nodes still using the older system, please see Centos 6 HPCC Documentation and User Manual.  For more information, see
Introduction to new 2018 HPC systems

Recent Announcement:

At 7:00AM on Friday, December 14th, file systems served by the UFS-11-a and UFS-11-b filers will be unavailable while fault tolerance is restored. Restoration is estimated to take half an hour.
At 7:00AM on Thursday, December 13th, file-systems on ufs-12-a will be unavailable while server redundancy is restored. Restoration is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes.
On Friday, December 7th, we encountered an issue with the ufs-12-a and ufs-12-b filers that affected their availability between 2:30PM and 4:00PM. This issue has been resolved.

See more here

Obtaining HPCC accounts

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

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.

Walk-in helpdesk hours

Monday and Thursday, 1-2pm, Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building, Room 1440

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 by Michigan State University through computational resources provided by the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research."

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