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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.

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

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

diagrams showing pathway-level genetic interaction models

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women. Researchers know that genetics play an important part in one’s chance of getting the disease, but there is still much that they don’t know.

schematic of filtration system and map of system locations

Despite years of attention, air pollution continues to be a major problem in many large cities throughout the world.

left photo shows lines of supercomputers, right photo is a closeup of a machine's screen

Over the past year, MSI has been increasing resources available to researchers working in machine learning fields.

map of Lake Superior showing dispersal of tracers

Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, is a major water source for humans as well as a habitat for a large amount of wildlife who depend on plants, plankton, fish, and other food sources fo

structure of porcine delta-coronavirus

MSI PIs Wei Zhang (research associate professor, Di