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HDF is a library and a multi-object file format that facilitates the transfer of various types of scientific data between machines and operating systems. There are two versions of HDF available at MSI, HDF4 and HDF5. The physical file formats of HDF4 and HDF5 are different. HDF5 also has a collection of utilities for manipulating data.

Connecting to HPC Resources

Summary MSI provides access to a variety of High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems designed to tackle a wide range of computational needs. This document will show you how you can access all of MSI computational resources from your personal computer. MSI_SystemsPoster_web.png Skills/Software...


The Huygens System is an image processing software package specifically designed to facilitate the restoration of microscopic images. It provides many arithmetic operations on image types ranging from simple 2D images of unsigned bytes to multi-parameter, 3D time series of complex values. This functionality forms the basis for the more advanced features of the Huygens System aimed at image restoration, i.e., the `reconstruction' of the object that gave rise to the actual recorded image.The Huygens System shows these images in a transparent way and allows inspection, processing and restoration...

Utilization and Account Sharing

Utilization The facilities and resources of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute are provided to support the research and scholarship of our Principal Investigators and their coworkers and students. Under no circumstances may MSI systems be used for any other purpose than to support University-...

MSI Supporting DOE Grants in Computational Chemistry

MSI is proud to spotlight some of our researchers in a new series of articles that are aimed both at highlighting their research and illustrating how MSI facilitates it. Christopher Cramer’s group uses supercomputing resources to push the limits of present-day computational chemistry tools in order...

How do I use Globus to transfer data at MSI?

The University of Minnesota participates in the Globus data transfer service. Globus is a service that allows for fast transfer of data between computer systems, using a convenient web interface. Globus data transfer speeds are typically significantly faster than data transfer speeds using other...

Contact Information

Address and contact information: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute University of Minnesota 599 Walter Library 117 Pleasant Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612.624.0528 Fax: 612.624.8861 General support Systems Status Help Request Form Support Email: Helpline Phone: (612)...


GROMACS is a versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles. It is primarily designed for biochemical molecules like proteins and lipids that have a lot of complicated bonded interactions, but since GROMACS is extremely fast at calculating the nonbonded interactions (that usually dominate simulations) many groups are also using it for research on non-biological systems, e.g. polymers.

DSSP (DISABLED - will be removed on 12/21/17)

Note: Due to lack of use, this software module has been disabled and will be removed from MSI systems on 12/21/17. If you need this software, please contact . The DSSP program was designed by Wolfgang Kabsch and Chris Sander to standardize secondary structure assignment. DSSP is a database of secondary structure assignments (and much more) for all protein entries in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). DSSP is also the program that calculates DSSP entries from PDB entries.