Scientific Development and Visualization Laboratory (SDVL)

SDVLThe primary mission of the Scientific Development and Visualization Laboratory (SDVL) is to serve the high-end research needs of the entire MSI community in basic computational research and visualization. Its mission is also to provide an entry point for MSI users to become familiar with MSI staff and resources. The lab provides Institute researchers with access to Linux workstations, hardware and software for the production of videos, and associated software and technical support. SDVL also hosts most of the MSI tutorials.

Location

The Scientific Development and Visualization Laboratory is in ​575 Walter Library.

Hours

Researchers with SDVL accounts can have 24-hour access to the SDVL, seven days a week. Access is controlled through your U Card.

Getting U Card Access

To get physical access to the SDVL, you need to have an active MSI lab account and an active U Card. Either bring your U Card to the MSI administrative office in 599 Walter any weekday between 8:00am and 4:00pm to be verified, or send the following information to help@msi.umn.edu with the subject heading "U-Card Access to the SDVL."  In the email  provide:

  • your full legal name
  • your MSI user name
  • your student/staff ID number
  • your U Card number
  • your primary PI
  • the email you would like associated
  • and your phone number.

It may take until the next business day for your U Card to be programmed.

Getting Help

For all technical support questions, email help@msi.umn.edu, call 612.626.0802, or visit room 587 Walter Library, near the SDVL.

Hardware

The lab provides Institute researchers with access to Linux workstations along with the associated software.