Michigan Technological University has several computing and visualization clusters and one-off work-stations, for research and teaching. Researchers may refer to the computing resources section to find an optimum match for their needs.


Annual proactive maintenance


In order to ensure that Superior and Portage continue to operate consistently at a high level, IT will be performing proactive maintenance work starting at 8 am on Tuesday, 5th May 2014.

All nodes -- including the front end, login and storage nodes -- will need to be powered down. Any running simulation at that time will be automatically terminated without further notice.

As such, researchers are requested to complete (or at least checkpoint) their simulations, and transfer any necessary data to a local workstation so that analysis, visualization, and manuscript preparation work can still be continued.

Superior and Portage should be accessible as before starting at 8 am on Friday, 8th May 2014.



VASP Implicit Solvation Model


An additional variant of VASP to facilitate implicit solvation model computations has now been compiled (for version 5.3.3) and is now available for use on all clusters. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers specifically authorized to use VASP are strongly recommended to verify the results for simpler/inexpensive systems with available literature before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts for bigger/complex systems.



VASP Spin Orbit Coupling


An additional variant of VASP to facilitate spin orbit coupling computations has now been compiled (for versions 5.3.3 and 5.3.5) and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to verify the results for simpler/inexpensive systems -- preferably with both versions when permissible -- with available literature before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts for bigger/complex systems.



R 3.1.2 (Pumpkin Helmet)


R 3.1.2 (Pumpkin Helmet; Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available for use on all computing clusters. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.

Unless there is a request from researchers to do otherwise, 3.1.1 (Sock it to me) will be retired on Friday, 27th March 2015.



MATLAB R2014b


MATLAB R2014b (Release notes) has been installed and is now available for use on all computing clusters. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.

Unless there is a request from researchers to do otherwise, R2013b will be retired on Friday, 27th March 2015.



R 3.1.1 (Sock it to Me)


R 3.1.1 (Sock it to Me; Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available for use on all computing clusters. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.


Researcher spotlight

Dr. Mahdi Shahbhakti
Assistant Professor, ME-EM

Learn more about how computing is used in his research endeavors.

Dr. Ravindra Pandey
Professor, Physics

Learn more about how computing is used in his research endeavors.


Modeling current distributions in a molten salt electro-refiner: http://t.co/AlHr9u4wZp [via @COMSOL_Inc]



Spurious correlations: http://t.co/O9KlkkMf6A [via Dr. Bryan Suits, Physics Professor, @MichiganTech] http://t.co/Nqz5DkfkwP



Belly dancing mathematics: http://t.co/GWuEAAGw98 [via @AnalyticBridge] http://t.co/PZzMeI6cZM



Clinicians tap @IBMWatson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients: http://t.co/qpis7ygQKH



Smart, digital stadiums to change the way we watch sports: http://t.co/YrqWjOoOyq [via @IBMSmrtrCmptng] http://t.co/l3Xe6RTe3J



Managing the clutter of hoarded data: http://t.co/3IEWnJft7z [via @AnalyticBridge] http://t.co/CNzVgXwK39



2D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time: http://t.co/viu090c3Nd [via @IEEESpectrum]



git log | awk '/Date/{print " : " $4 " " $3 " " $6}' | uniq -c # Prints commits per day for a given git repository [via @CLIMagic]



Weather forecasting is getting a high-speed makeover: https://t.co/mEwlZ2cU6F [via @ScienceNews] http://t.co/IpGj6QDzss



Data scientist categories: http://t.co/PieXEUIJpm [via @DataScienceCtrl] http://t.co/osjEnEeVO3



The end of Moore's law and the search for next switch: http://t.co/h8ynJUi2ht [via @IBM] http://t.co/y66Otpxdf2