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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.
Systems status is always available on our Status page.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Introductions
- Bill Mannel, VP of Product Management
- Floyd Christofferson, Director (Storage)
- Paul Kinyon, Director (ICE-X)
- John Barron, Principal Engineer (Applications)
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.: SGI Shared Memory - UV Roadmap
- Presented by Bill Mannel, VP of Product Management
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.: SGI Storage Roadmap
- Presented by Floyd Christofferson, Director of Product Marketing
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.: SGI ICE X Cluster Roadmap
- Presented by Paul Kinyon, Director of Product Marketing
11:45 a.m. - noon: John Baron, Senior Principal Engineer
- SGI Application Benchmarking Team
We look forward to seeing all interested MSI users at Town Hall meeting. Please save the dates for future meetings (agendas will be posted at approximately one week before the event):
September 4, Dell: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 402 Walter Library
September 17, HP: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 402 Walter Library
September 20, IBM: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 402 Walter Library
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. Professor Lenglet develops analysis tools for mapping brain connectivity and investigating neurodegenerative disorders. He and his group use MSI resources to run simulations and analyses of MRI brain data.
Read about the researchers studying pain and its treatment at AHC Health Talk.
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 three primary areas of discussion will be:
- the HPC Division’s XC-30 hardware, software, and support options
- the Cluster Solutions Division’s CS300 hardware, software, and support options
- the Data Management & Storage Division’s hardware, software, and support options featuring the world-leading Sonexion Luster solution
No discussions are currently planned for the Cray/Intel Hadoop solution or the YarcData Division’s uRiKA hardware, software, support, and subscription options. However, if either of these technology solutions are of interest to you, please contact Jeff McDonald. Cray will accommodate such requests.
We encourage all interested MSI users to attend this meeting. We will publish a schedule of future Town Hall meetings with other vendors when it is finalized.
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.
MSI provides specialized support for informatics researchers through the Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS) program. Information about how the informatics specialists in the RISS group can help is on the RISS section of the MSI website.