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.


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.



Data Center Switch Upgrade


Telcom will be upgrading the software on the data center switches, and as such, all computing clusters housed in GLRC will be inaccessible during 6-7 am on Thursday, July 17th 2014.

Running simulations will be unaffected.


Researcher spotlight

Dr. Benjamin Ong
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

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

Dr. Mahdi Shahbhakti
Assistant Professor, ME-EM

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


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