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posted on November 7, 2013
posted on November 1, 2013 The 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, awarded in October 2013, recognized accomplishments in computational chemistry by Martin Karplus, Michel Levitt, and Arieh Warshel. These three chemists are credited with the development of multiscale models to complex chemical systems.
posted on November 1, 2013 On Wednesday, November 6, 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 the following updates:
posted October 28, 2013 The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has announced their Call for Proposals for annual allocations on the Blue Waters HPC system.
posted on October 17, 2013
posted on September 30, 2013 On Wednesday 2 October 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 the following updates:
posted September 24, 2013 Several MSI PIs have been awarded patents over recent months. These PIs are among a large number of University of Minnesota faculty receiving patents, as shown in the OVPR Research blog’s story, “Recent Patents Roundup.”
posted September 19, 2013
  posted on September 17, 2013 The Department of Biomedical Engineering, in the College of Science and Engineering, announced recently that they had a “Summer of Grants” in their department – several of their faculty were awarded grants from various funding agencies. Some of these faculty are MSI Principal Investigators and the grants will support research that they are performing at MSI.
posted on September 12, 2013 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. IBM will be on-site Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 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:
posted on September 12, 2013 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. HP will be on-site Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 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 agenda is provided below: Introductions
posted on September 9, 2013
posted on September 4, 2013 Dr. Matthew G. Knepley, University of Chicago, will present a hands-on tutorial for PETSc at MSI on September 30. Dr. Knepley is one of the authors of the widely used PETSc library for scientific computing from Argonne National Laboratory, and is a principal designer of the PyLith library for the solution of dynamic and quasi-static tectonic deformation problems.
posted on September 3, 2013 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 open discussion setting.  Dell Computing will be at MSI on Wednesday, September 4, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to provide presentations and have interactive discussions with users. The meeting will take place in room 402 Walter Library. The agenda is provided below:
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.