posted on August 21, 2014 The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced that a record 15 start-up companies based on University inventions were formed in Fiscal Year 2014, which ended on June 30, 2014. Several of these start-ups are headed up by MSI Principal Investigators. These include:
posted on August 19, 2014 The demo license for the MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS) has been extended to September 17!
posted August 15, 2014
posted on August 15, 2014
posted on August 7, 2014 The University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) announced last week that it has been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, which extends over five years, will fund research into the next generation of biobased plastics. The CSP is one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the country. 
posted on August 5, 2014 UPDATE (posted August 19, 2014): The demo license was extended until September 17. Contact Evan Bollig ( to participate in the demo.
posted on August 4, 2014 Due to utility construction in the MSI data center, the monthly maintenance day for August will be held on August 20. Because of this late date, there will be no downtime for September. After the August maintenance day, the next scheduled downtime will be on October 1. Details about the August maintenance downtime will be sent out on August 15.