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On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, from 04:00 – 15:00, MSI will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. During this maintenance period, we will be performing the following updates: Network firmware updates and modifications will be performed affecting external connectivity for up to one hour. Itasca will be offline for system updates. Cascade will be briefly unavailable for Panasas client updates. MSI Windows systems will be offline for system updates.  
As part of the ongoing selection process for the next HPC system at MSI, MSI has invited top high performance computing vendors to present their high performance computing portfolios and roadmaps to users in a Town Hall setting. SGI will be on-site Friday, August 30, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00pm, to provide presentations and have interactive discussions with MSI users. The meeting will take place in Walter Library, Room 402. The agenda is provided below:
Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurological condition that causes such severe, uncontrollable facial pain that some patients will kill themselves. The disease is difficult to diagnose and its causes are unknown. A new center dedicated to facial pain has recently been created at the U. Assistant Professor Christophe Lenglet, an MSI PI at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, is part of the team at this new center.
As part of the selection process for the next HPC system at MSI, we have invited top high-performance computing vendors to present their high-performance computing portfolios and roadmaps to users in a Town Hall setting. We expect a 1-2 hour presentation from each vendor followed by an opportunity for users to ask questions.   To start off, Cray Inc. will be on-site Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to provide presentations and have interactive discussions with MSI users. The meeting will take place in Walter Library, Room 402.  
  The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently ran an article about the growth of bioinformatics and how the U is contributing to advances in the field. The article includes discussion of the Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology graduate program at the U's Rochester campus and the Institute for Health Informatics. Researchers in both those programs use MSI resources.  
Two MSI PIs, Professor Larry Wackett (BMBB, BioTechnology Institute) and Professor Michael Sadowsky (Soil, Water, and Climate, BioTechnology Institute), are part of a team developing a silica sponge stuffed with bacteria that can eat the contaminants in water that are a result of the hydrof
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. During this maintenance period, we will be performing a site-wide maintenance. Most MSI systems will be down for a short period of time; the systems down for maintenance include: