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The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a nexus for leading edge research and public-private collaborations. Given the breadth of research supported by the Institute, it is hard to overestimate the impact that MSI has on the University, the state of Minnesota, and the Nation.

graph of random forest regression analysis results, with a background of multiple types of landscape

In order to predict and fight animal disease outbreaks, epidemiologists and other researchers need to understand how a given disease spreads through landscapes and populations.

camera-trap photos; on the right is a deer and fawn and on the left is a red fox

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) is a biological field station run by the College of Biological Science

contour map of instantaneous downwind velocity

Engineers designing wind farms must consider the terrain features of the farm site in order to optimize its output.

split screen of giant Miscanthus grass on the left, plots of relative importance values of landscape characteristics

The introduction of non-native plants to an ecosystem can cause damage, such as crowding out native species.

photo of wind turbines; computer graphics of air flow over turbine nacelle

As the use of wind energy increases, engineers are using computer modeling to optimize the design of wind farms.

images of virulence and colonization patterns of P. coronata f. sp. avenae

Oat crown rust is a serious disease that affects oat crops worldwide.