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Applying for Class Accounts

A faculty member may request accounts for students in a course s/he is teaching. To request class accounts, the faculty member should provide the following at least two weeks before class begins, Required Information The PI should send the following information to help@msi.umn.edu with the subject...

Eligibility & Getting Access

How Do I Get Access? Access to MSI resources is available to Principal Investigators (PIs) and their research groups. PI's without current MSI access can apply for MSI accounts for themselves and their group members. If you are a member of a research group and want access to MSI you will need to...

Storage Allocations

Storage Allocations How much storage does my group get? An MSI group gets primary storage when a new group account is created. The storage allocation is good for the calendar year and is renewed when the MSI group is renewed. Storage requests fall into three categories: groups requesting 150 GB or...

My storage quota was full. I deleted data, but I still can’t write!

If you use your entire high performance storage quota, you must delete 5% of your quota before you can write again. For example, if you have a 60 TB storage quota and you fill it, you must delete at least 3 TB before you can write files again. Related Questions How can I check my storage quota?...

MSI Users Bulletin – December 2017

The Users Bulletin provides a summary of new policies, procedures, and events of interest to MSI users. It is published quarterly. To request technical assistance with your MSI account, please contact help@msi.umn.edu . 1. Annual Account Renewals : The MSI 2017 allocation period ends on December 31...

Call for Proposals - Allocations on Blue Waters HPC System

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has issued a Call for Proposals for allocations on the Blue Waters system. The Call for Proposals can be found on the GLCPC website . Proposals should focus on the scale and unique capabilities of the Blue Waters system. Projects that...

Why is my job, file copy, or other action failing to write files?

One of the likely reasons is that your group might have exceeded their allocated storage quota for their shared group space or you've exceeded your scratch space quota. To determine if you have exceeded your quota, please visit the following page: How can I check my storage quota? .

MSI Users Bulletin - March 2017

The Users Bulletin provides a summary of new policies, procedures, and events of interest to MSI users. It is published quarterly. To request technical assistance with your MSI account, please contact help@msi.umn.edu . 1. New Storage Limits: As announced in an email from Director of Research...

Itasca Expansion

MSI is augmenting the capabilities of Itasca with an addition of 51 Intel SandyBridge nodes. The expansion includes 39 nodes with 16 cores per node, 64 GB of memory, and a 146 GB hard drive. There are also eight nodes with 128 GB of memory and 8 nodes with 256 GB of memory. The higher-memory nodes...

How do I see how many SUs my group has available?

It is possible to view your group's SU balance from the myMSI section of the MSI website. While logged into the MSI website, click the downward-facing triangle to the right of your username. In the pulldown menu that appears, click the group name that you wish to review SU information for...

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