The Office of Research and Innovation has purchased access to the new MSU computing cluster which we are calling HPCHub.
This system is currently available to WMU faculty and graduate students under the supervision of a faculty mentor who is also an authorized user. Undergraduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis for a specific project and must have a faculty mentor. We encourage you to request access before buying computing off site or building on-site systems with less capacity.
Faculty and staff can request access and accounts at
Prospective users need to include a brief statement of the planned usage in the description of the request. If the request is part of a grant-sponsored research project, that information needs to be included as well.
Once recorded, the user will receive instructions for requesting a Community ID at MSU and using the Community ID to request ICER access. ICER will notify the WMU designee of the request which will be matched to the request in ServiceHub. The request must be confirmed at the college and ORI level for ICER to complete creation of the account and welcome the user with resources.
- Mentors can request access for graduate students with appropriate need and experience.
- A brochure that describes the supercomputer and ICER services that are available: https://icer.msu.edu/sites/default/files/ICER_Info_Brochure_2020.pdf
- Some technical information on the 2020 cluster, including usage and optimization information: https://wiki.hpcc.msu.edu/display/ITH/Cluster+amd20+with+AMD+CPU
- Significant helpful information is also available at https://kb.oakland.edu/uts/MSU_iCER_HPCC_Research_Cluster
Joel Fletcher in OIT serves as the WMU liaison to ICER.
MSU hosted a hands-on introductory workshop on May 12, 2021 for using MSU’s High Performance Computing Center (HPCC). If interested to see how this "super computer" can positively affect your research, please check out MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) D2L courses.