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How do I use Second Tier Storage from the command line?

To access the MSI second-tier storage, each user must have a set of s3 credentials. The s3 credentials act like a username and password to control access to the storage behind the S3 gateway server called These credientals are automatically generated and stored in a configuration...

Wheat and Intermediate Wheatgrass Breeding and Genetics

<h3 class="red">Wheat and Intermediate Wheatgrass Breeding and Genetics</h3><p>These researchers are mapping genes in wheat and intermediate wheatgrass that control important traits, including disease resistance and grain quality. Segregated populations of 100-200 lines, Association Mapping panels, and breeding lines for genomic selection are phenotyped in appropriate environments, and populated with several hundred to several thousand DNA markers to identify DNA markers associated with genes or QTLs affecting the trait or develop genomic selection models. Mapping populations currently active in the lab include those for: leaf rust resistance, stem rust resistance, <em>Fusarium</em> head blight resistance, and grain end-use quality. MSI resources used include mapping and genotyping software and storage space for data.</p><p>A Research Spotlight about this PI&#39;s work appeared in <a href="/content/identifying-rust-resistance-genes-wheat">June 2016</a>.</p><p>Return to this PI&#39;s <a href="">main page</a>.</p>
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How do I navigate the Horizon interface?

The Horizon Interface The OpenStack web interface is called “Horizon” Horizon provides visibility and control over all Virtual Machines ( VMs ) and Volumes within each Project The simple Web UI is backed by an advanced Web Service API Click around and kick the tires a bit! Horizon only shows you...

Molecular Evolution of Vertebrates

<h3 class="red">Molecular Evolution of Vertebrates</h3><p>This lab has several ongoing projects:</p><ul><li>A large-scale population genomics effort using Illumina resequencing in the Astyanax cavefish shotgun genomes. Cavefish have distinct phenotypes from surface conspecifics and are emerging models for research on obesity, retinal degeneration, and sleep disorders. These researchers are assaying for convergent and divergent evolutionary signatures across two separate evolutionary orgins of the cavefish and examining candidate genes. They have found some promising results, but will continue building this project over the next one-two years by adding populations and using a PacBio based reference assembly (currently they are using an Illumina-based reference assembly).</li><li>Investigation of how pathways evolved between reptiles and mammals. The researchers have completed a deep-time selection analyses on the insulin signalling network (published in <em>PNAS</em> in 2015). They found evidence of potential subfunctionalization between key proteins at the top of the insulin signalling network. The researchers are following up that project with an analysis of the how P53 pathway, a major cancer and cell cycle regulator, has evolved in amniotes. Another follow-up project addresses how uncoupling proteins (involved in thermogenesis) have evolved.</li><li>A variety of other smaller projects including population genomics of parapatric snakes with vastly different life histories and processing RADseq genetic maps.</li></ul><p>This PI&rsquo;s research was featured in MSI Research Spotlights in <a href="">November 2014</a> and <a href="">March 2015</a>.</p><p>Return to this PI&#39;s <a href="">main page</a>.</p>
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MSI Upgrades Storage Solutions

One petabyte of tape storage for under $10,000? Leveraging new advances in tape media, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute has expanded its storage portfolio to offer easy access to deep archival storage at low cost. MSI currently offers a high-performance storage solution from Panasas (3.2 PB...

Blue Waters Call for Proposals

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has issued a call for proposals for allocations on the Blue Waters High-Performance Computing System. Please see the GLCPC website for details on the call for proposals. Note that only principal investigators affiliated with an...

When and how does a research group renew MSI access?

Research groups will need to renew their MSI access once annually, in the period from November 1 to December 1 of every year. Renewal by December 1 ensures access for the following calendar year. At the time of renewal, researchers describe their progress and are allocated resources accordingly...

How do I log into Stratus?

Logging into Stratus Login with any web browser: Choose “ UMN OIT - Shibboleth (with Duo) ” Enter your UMN ID and Password when prompted. You're in! Congratulations, you are authenticated! If you have one or more Stratus allocations, you will see a list of all of your...