posted on January 22, 2015 The sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences is now accepting applications for this summer’s session, which will be held June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Graduate students and post-docs from Canada, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. are invited to apply.
posted on January 15, 2015 Professor Vipin Kumar (Head, Computer Science and Engineering; MSI Fellow) was featured in the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Annual State of Research Report. VP Brian Herman presented this report to the University Regents in December 2014.
posted on January 12, 2015 Several MSI PIs were featured in 10 most-viewed stories that appeared in the OVPR’s Inquiry blog during 2014. An article listing these stories can be found on the blog. Stories that featured MSI PI research were highlighted on the MSI website. See:
posted on January 9, 2015 In December, Vice President for Research Brian Herman presented the annual state of University research report to the University Regents. The U’s research enterprise is strong, with growth in nearly all performance measures during FY14. You can see VP Herman's summary of the report on the OVPR Inquiry blog. The article also includes a link to the complete report.  
posted on January 5, 2015 On Wednesday, January 7, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems.
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posted on December 8, 2014 The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has published a list of patents that have been awarded to University researchers during the several months. Several MSI Principal Investigators are on this list. The complete list can be found on the OVPR's Inquiry blog post, "Patent roll call, fall 2014."
posted on December 5, 2014 Several MSI Principal Investigators are involved in an interdisciplinary project that is evaluating how introducing beneficial bacteria into diabetes patients’ intestines might improve their insulin sensitivity. Insulin sends glucose from the blood into other cells in the body; people with diabetes are unable to properly regulate their blood sugar.
posted on December 4, 2014 Two opportunities in high-performance computing research are now accepting applications for their programs in 2015.
posted on December 1, 2014 On Wednesday, December 3, 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 November 7, 2014 MSI’s newest supercomputer, an HP system, now has a name: Mesabi. The Mesabi Range is the largest of the four major iron deposits in northern Minnesota that collectively make up the area known as the Iron Range. It is the chief deposit of iron ore in the U.S. The name comes from an Ojibwe word meaning “immense mountain.” This name also ties in with an informal term for supercomputers, “Big Iron.”
posted on October 30, 2014 In conjunction with the Zooniverse@UMN initiative, MSI is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals soliciting project proposals from U of Minnesota-affiliated research groups that have text-based projects that would benefit from hundreds of thousands of online volunteers transcribing or metadata tagging your digitally imaged collection.
posted October 23, 2014 In an article that appeared this week in the journal PLoS Medicine, Assistant Professor Katy Kozhimannil and her colleagues studied rates of cesarean sections in hospitals across the U.S. The results indicate that variations in these rates may have more to do with the hospitals’ culture rather than the health of the mother. More research is needed to further confirm these results.