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Recent Announcements:

The HPCC will be unavailable on May 11th to upgrade the firewall and do regular updates to the improve performance and reliability of the HPCC. Please contact us you have any concerns. UPDATE: 7 AM The new firewall cut-over is complete. We're proceeding with HPCC firmware and system updates. UPDATE: 9:15 AM We've completed the firmware updates on the amd20 cluster and on the storage network.…
Following the SLURM client software update on Friday, several intel14 nodes erroneously reverted to the previous SLURM version, causing some jobs to fail. This version mismatch is now corrected and should not cause additional job failures. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at
On Friday, March 11th at 1:00PM, the HPCC's compute nodes will undergo an update to the client component of the SLURM scheduling software. This update is expected to take less than an hour. No new jobs will start during this time. Jobs can still be submitted, and SLURM client commands (e.g. squeue, sacct) will function normally. Interactive jobs queued with salloc may fail following this update. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at https://contact.hpcc.msu.…

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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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