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Recent Announcements:

Slurm job submission will be offline during a configuration update, and is expected to return to functionality by 5pm EST. Jobs which are already running on the cluster will continue to run during this time. Update: 4:55pm EST - The slurm configuration update has completed successfully, and the scheduler has now been resumed. 
Off-campus network connectivity will be interrupted for approximately 1-2 minutes at some point between 12AM and 2 AM on May 28th. when MSU's East Lansing campus border network routers are upgraded. Users with active sessions or transfers may need to reconnect or reestablish their session. For more information, see:
Starting Monday, May 24th, how authentication is handled for the HPCC's OnDemand web portal ( will change.  OnDemand will begin to use CILogin for authentication instead of Google. CILogin can verify the same MSU credentials as Google with the added benefit of verifying CommunityIDs and department-sponsored NetIDs. If you are an active OnDemand user,…

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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 (60,000 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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