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      Every user needs to have an account to use HPCC system. If you do not have one, please follow the instruction to obtain one.

Current MSU-affiliated student or personnel

HPCC accounts are free for all MSU researchers. To obtain (or re-activate) an account, a tenure-track faculty MSU Principal Investigator (PI) must complete a New Account Request form for themselves and their collaborators (students, staff, post-docs, and off-campus colleagues.) Information required to complete the form includes:

  • a list of the names and MSU NetIDs of collaborators (students, post-docs, visiting scholars and/or off-campus colleagues) requiring accounts. For collaborators without a MSU NetID, the PI can sponsor MSU NetIDs by paying MSU ID Office with a department account number. (See below section for more details)

    Please note: All MSU Net IDs used to access the HPCC must be associated with a valid email address.

  • a statement on whether or not export controlled software or data will be used

  • a project abstract (description about the user's research.)

By applying for a HPCC account, the Principal Investigator is agreeing that all group members will abide by the Statement of Acceptable Use .

ICER workshop

If you are going to attend an ICER workshop, you may get a temporary HPCC account. Please refer to ICER workshop set up instructions.

External collaborators

To request an HPCC account for an external collaborator, please obtain a login-only, non-email FPID NetID for the collaborator first. Please contact the ID Office at idoffice@msu.edu or 517-355-4500 for more information. Once the NetID is acquired, a MSU PI can follow the above instruction to apply his or her HPCC account. Since the purchased NetID is not associated with a MSU e-mail account anymore, PI must provide a current contact e-mail address of the external collaborator when filling out the New Account Request form.

Previous users affiliated with MSU

If you were previously affiliated with MSU and had a HPCC account, then you may find that your HPCC account was disabled after a time. If you are still collaborating with a regular MSU faculty or staff member, you will need a Principal Investigator (PI) to sponsor the renewal of your account on an annual basis. The form for sponsoring the renewal of an existing HPCC account is at http://contact.icer.msu.edu/sponsoredrenewal (Only PIs may fill out the form.)

Other universities in Michigan

If you are in the following universities, please contact the respective personnel to apply a HPCC account:

Universitycontact website 
Oakland University (oakland.edu)

Mario Nowak: nowak@oakland.edu

Tomas Hajek: hajek@oakland.edu

click here for more information. 

Kettering University (kettering.edu) (kettering Buy-In)

Kettering University (kettering.edu) (ryankettering Buy-In)

Salomon Turgman Cohen: sturgman@gmail.com

Gillian Ryan: gryan@kettering.edu

click here for more information.

Western Michigan University (wmich.edu)

Joel Fletcher: joel.fletcher@wmich.educlick here for more information. 
Central Michigan University (cmich.edu)Mel Taylor: taylo1ml@msu.edu or mel.taylor@cmich.educlick here for more information.
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