The Scientific Development and Visualization Laboratory is in 575 Walter Library.
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
Note: Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, access to the SDVL is currently only available to those who are directly consulting with MSI staff on a project, requested by the MSI staff member. It will also be used for in-person tutorials when they re-start. Please refer to MSI communications and the most recent MSI Operations During COVID-19 statement for updates. We thank you for your understanding.
To get physical access to the SDVL, you need to have an active MSI account and an active U Card. Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For all technical support questions, email email@example.com, call 612-626-0802, or visit room 587 Walter Library, near the SDVL.
The lab has 16 Linux workstations running CentOS7. Eight of the workstations were installed in Spring 2020; these include six small form factor machines (designated "rainer") and two large form factor machines (designated "everest").