2020 MSI Research Exhibition

2020 MSI Research Exhibition
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In compliance with the University of Minnesota's direction to cancel all large events through the end of the spring semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSI's annual Research Exhibition will be held as an online event on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The event will include:

  • Industry presentations about current and emerging technologies in HPC.
  • MSI staff presentations about plans for future MSI systems and services.
  • Judged poster session with prizes (travel awards) awarded to the finalists.

View the schedule, poster pdf's, and associated Zoom links here.

Zoom links will go live on the day of the event (Tuesday, April 28).

If you have problems linking through Zoom, please contact help@msi.umn.edu.



12:00 - 12:15

Welcome - Research Computing and MSI Overview

James Wilgenbusch, Director of Research Computing, OVPR

Joshua Baller, Director of Applications and Services, MSI

12:20 - 12:35 

Enabling AI/ML in the new world of containers and Kubernetes

Tony Alvarez; Solutions Architect, HPE

12:40 - 12:55

Comparing the New PanFS to Lustre, BeeGFS and GPFS

Bob Murphy; Director, Product Marketing, Panasas

1:00 - 1:15

Current and Future Ceph Features and Optimizations

Tushar Gohad, Principal Engineer, Intel

1:20 - 1:35

MSI Systems Roadmap

Graham Allan, Associate Director for Advanced Systems Operations

Poster Session

1:45 - 2:30:

Finalist judging, Physical Sciences and Engineering posters

Poster sessions, Life Sciences and Engineering posters

2:30 - 3:15:

Finalist judging, Life Sciences and Engineering posters

Poster sessions, Physical Sciences and Engineering posters


Awards ceremony

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level

  • PIER Group in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Panasas

Gold Level

  • Dell

Silver Level

  • Intel