MSI Beta is a way for MSI’s staff and users to explore new technologies without hindering ongoing research. It includes a number of new and experimental computing technologies.
An article about MSI Beta appeared in the Office of the Vice President for Research Inquiry blog.
Current MSI Beta Projects
Users interested in a specific MSI Beta project should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jupyter Notebooks Service
MSI has opened notebooks.msi.umn.edu to all users as a new MSI Beta service. This interactive computing environment requires only a web browser, and enables data analysis and visualization on our HPC resources in a shareable, reproducible notebook format. Notebooks currently supports Python 2.7, Python 3.4, and R 3.2. MSI Python tutorial materials provide a useful overview. Please note that off-campus users must connect through the University VPN.