Open House 2009

 

MSI Open House 2009
November 4, 2009
11:30–4:00

Guests at the Open House enjoy lunch prior to the presentations.

Left to right: H. Birali Runesha, MSI Director of Scientific Computing and Applications; Professor Bin He, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor Julie Jacko, Director, Institute on Health Informatics; Minnesota State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DLF-District 56); Mr. Drew Flaada, IBM. Professor He, Professor Jacko, Senator Saltzman, and Mr. Flaada participated in a panel discussion on "Research Computing in Life Sciences as It Impacts the State of Minnesota.”

Mr. Richard Kaufmann, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, gave a presentation about high-performance computing.

Vice President for Research Tim Mulcahy addressed the audience about MSI and its mission.

Dean John Finnegan, School of Public Health, moderated the panel discussion. Panel members, left to right, are: Minnesota State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DLF-District 56); Mr. Drew Flaada, IBM, Professor Bin He, Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Professor Julie Jacko, Director, Institute on Health Informatics.

An Open House attendee learns about MSI’s support of the Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies’ database of digital images and videos from Assistant Professor Michael Wilson.

Gabe Turner, HPC Systems Administrator, gives a tour of the machine room.

Events

12-12:30
Presentation by Richard Kaufmann, Hewlett Packard Distinguished Technologist
12:30-12:45
Address from the University of Minnesota VP for Research, Tim Mulcahy
12:45-1:45
Panel discussion: "Research Computing in the Life Sciences as It Impacts the State of Minnesota"
2-3:30
Tours of the machine room; visualizations and software demonstrations in our computing laboratories
3:30
Drawing for door prizes

Panelists

  • Moderator: Dean John Finnegan, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DFL–District 56)
  • Mr. Drew Flaada, Director of Emerging Solutions Development, IBM
  • Professor Bin He, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Professor Julie Jacko, Director, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota

Also

  • Displays of research being performed at MSI
  • Food and drinks, goody bags

Sponsored by:

  • Dell
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Schrodinger
  • SGI
  • Sun
  • Microsoft
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