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 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.



Superior in review with insideHPC


insideHPC, a renowned platform that distils news and events in the world of HPC and presents them in bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness as a resource for supercomputing professionals, did an interview reviewing Superior's performance during the past year.

Read the complete interview here.


Researcher spotlight

Dr. Mahdi Shahbhakti
Assistant Professor, ME-EM

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

Dr. Thomas Oommen
Assistant Professor, GMES

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


Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics: http://t.co/iwtN6rUA8O http://t.co/O3aSzNaRCd [via @IBMBigData]



Engineers develop new methods to speed up simulations in computational grand challenge: http://t.co/NcD947o5Bt [via @ScienceTake]



Going from the lab to the data center: http://t.co/o9slaVP2NI [via @insideHPC]



Optimizing Navier-Stokes equations: http://t.co/KKZxGtg2XL [via @insideHPC]



Extracting intelligence from 300 billion tweets: http://t.co/g3twrxDvxz http://t.co/Zvb19m0mXT [via @IBM]



Coupling thermal and structural deformations in a fuel cell bipolar plate: http://t.co/1TZHnfHvhr http://t.co/0lJqWuBiOY [via @COMSOL_Inc]



A comparison between linux command line interface and Hadoop cluster in processing large data sets: http://t.co/MiU6EA1vdK [via @hjwp]



(Making) Women (Visible) in Scientific Computing: http://t.co/Ut8SPRTlWA [via @SCWMagazine]



Oak Ridge National Lab (@ORNL) model explores location of future US population growth: http://t.co/HR5VDk7sK7 http://t.co/98wdpuiOsl #GIS



Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore's Law: http://t.co/KNQu6NbhCc [via @insideHPC]



The simulation of aircraft-engine noise: http://t.co/T9i7ARC1BK http://t.co/8lOkz6VzK9 [via @COMSOL_Inc]



A method for modeling rotation using extrusion operators (and an example of cooking meat): http://t.co/k8RHV674bX [via @COMSOL_Inc]