On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. During this month's scheduled maintenance period, primary storage may be unavailable or in a read-only state throughout much of the day. Mesabi and Mangi front-end nodes will be unavailable some portion of the day. A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. on March 2. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on March 2 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status. March maintenance will include:
On March 2, 2022, after scheduled maintenance, all researchers using secure shell (ssh) to connect to MSI high-performance computing cluster Mesabi, Mangi, and (very soon) Agate will be required to use Duo 2-factor authentication. For the vast majority of our researchers at the University of Minnesota, this will require no action as you are already using Duo to access University email and other IT services.
Many large Asian cities suffer with air pollution, including large amounts of particulate matter (PM2.5), which causes severe health problems. MSI PI David Pui (Regents Professor, Mechanical Engineering) and his colleagues at the Center for Filtration Research have developed towers that can scrub this pollution from the atmosphere. The towers are being tested in China and India.
Two MSI PIs from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor Steven Koester and Professor Sang-Hyun Oh, have been named Fellows of Optica (formerly The Optical Society).
MSI PIs are among the researchers who have received grants from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. PIs head three of the five projects that received research grants for 2022.
Three MSI PIs who study very small things are profiled in the Fall 2021 issue of the College of Science and Engineering’s Inventing Tomorrow magazine. The PIs are:
Two MSI PIs, Professor Gary Muehlbauer (Agronomy and Plant Genetics) and Professor Peter Tiffin (Plant and Microbial Biology), have been named lifetime fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
MSI PI Jian-Ping Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Center for Spintronic Materials for Advanced Information Technologies) has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This is the highest honor given to academic inventors and recognizes creation or facilitation of outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.