Research @ MSI

Latest research

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.

computer graphics of CNTs

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which are a form of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure, are an order of magnitude stronger than any other current engineering fiber.

map showing lake areas

The condition of lakes and reservoirs is of great interest to researchers, because these bodies of water show the effects of climate change and human activities.

drawing of human body with ultrasound device scanning the torso

Splenic ultrasound (SUS) is an emerging noninvasive immunomodulatory therapy in which ultrasound at diagnostic intensities is applied to the spleen, causing a reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokine

photo of a gorilla sitting next to a lake, eating greenery

Researchers are continuing to learn about how the microbiome of the gut affects health.

graphic showing relationship of CYP2A6 diplotype to smoking intensity and cancer.

Nicotine is the primary addictive agent in tobacco and the gene CYP2A6 is the primary catalyst of nicotine metabolism.

Molecular orbital structure of HOMO and LUMO of Cobalt-Aluminum pincer-type complex (PT_Al_Co)

On March 27, 2022, MSI put its newest supercomputer, Agate, into full production and made it available to all MSI users.