The OVPR’s Research blog has highlighted some new developments at MSI. These include the new Panasas storage system, upgrades to Cascade (the Institute’s GPU cluster), and expanded consulting services.  
  MSI recently purchased a new storage system and changed the way that storage at MSI is allocated and accounted for. MSI is now preparing to move the Galaxy storage to the new system and account for Galaxy files in the overall quota for groups. Just as each individual's Unix home directory is attributed to the total group quota usage, each user's Galaxy usage will count towards the group quota. Please refer to the Panasas Migration Guide for information about these changes.  
Both the OVPR’s Business and Research blogs recently published articles discussing the research of MSI PI Jian-Ping Wang, a Distinguished McKnight professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  The OVPR’s Research and Business blogs periodically publish lists of University researchers who have been awarded patents. The most recent list includes a patent that relates to work that the faculty members are doing using MSI resources.  
  Three MSI PIs have received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, which recognizes excellence in teaching.   Professor Jerry Cohen (Horticultural Science) uses MSI as part of a project to develop robust methods for stable isotope labeling of plant proteins.