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OS Upgrade on June 17th

ICER is upgrading the HPCC operating system to Ubuntu. Please see our documentation to help you transition to the new operating system.

What is ICER?

The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) provides the cyberinfrastructure for researchers from across academia and industry to perform their computational research. ICER supports multidisciplinary research in all facets of computational sciences. ICER continually works to enhance MSU’s national and international presence and competitive edge in disciplines and research that rely on advanced computing. The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) is ICER's computational facility.

Getting Access to the HPCC

For potential users with an MSU NetID, accounts must be requested by a MSU tenure-track faculty member. Researchers at partner institutions should use the mechanism specified by their institution's agreement with MSU. For more information, see: Obtain an HPCC Account.

NEW! The Data Machine

ICER will soon be offering access to a new resource for data-intensive computing for use in research and in the classroom. We are seeking users willing to experiment with the machine and offer feedback. Read more here.

CPU and GPU Time Limits

Non-buyin users 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 is available at Job Policies.

Buy-in Options

With each cluster purchase, ICER offers researchers the oppportunity to purchase buy-in nodes for priority access to the cluster.


If you have questions please check our Frequently Asked Questions or use the search bar above. If you still can't find answers in this documentation, please submit a ticket.

Online Helpdesk Hours

Monday and Thursday, 1-2pm at our ICER Public Help Desk Channel . More information about virtual support is available.

HPCC Workshops and Training

Our monthly workshops and our D2L training materials cover introductions to Linux, HPCC, and some popular software tools. Check out our training calendar for scheduled events and our course content available on Desire2Learn.


We encourage HPCC users to acknowledge ICER and MSU in publications based on work that was done with HPCC resources. A sample statement: "This work was supported in part through computational resources and services provided by the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research at Michigan State University."

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.