Governance & Organization

The Supercomputing Institute (MSI) is a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Research. Claudia Neuhauser is MSI’s interim director.


The Supercomputing Institute has four governing committees.


MSI Fellows demonstrate excellence in supercomputing or related research and a willingness to promote and advise the Institute, including serving on MSI's governing committees.


Administrative Staff

The Administrative staff supports the rest of MSI by providing overall leadership, budget management, facilitation of purchases, user account management, front desk support, facilitation of internal and external sales, and use of a variety of media to communicate with users and publicize MSI's developments and events.

HPC Operations

The HPC Operations staff maintains and provides assistance with all hardware and operational issues related to HPC machines and systems.

The Infrastructure Operations Unit within this group maintains and provides assistance with all hardware and operational issues related to non-HPC machines and systems.

Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS)

Composed of informatics analysts, RISS assists researchers with the application of informatics in interdisciplinary research from project design to computational and analytical strategy to data management and knowledge integration.

Application Development Services

The Application Development Services staff provides assistance with the development of databases, web-based applications, console applications, and scripts or user-friendly procedures to enable more productive use of MSI's resources.

The User Support Unit within this group assists users in utilizing MSI resources. Staff members have expertise in a wide range of academic disciplines as well as practical skills in many areas of high-performance scientific computing and visualization.

Technical Support

The Tech Support group provides Help Desk services to MSI users. It is the first central point of contact for users experiencing problems with any aspect of their MSI accounts, or with any problems they have using MSI resources.