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What is Stratus?

Stratus is a subscription-based Research Compute Cloud with support for Protected Data Backed by HPE hardware and open-source software, OpenStack (Newton) and Ceph (Kraken) Three types of cloud storage: Block device Volumes S3-compatible Protected Object Cache S3-compatible Persistent Object...

MSI Research Exhibition 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00-4:00pm 4th and 5th Floors, Walter Library MSI will hold its annual Research Exhibition on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The event will include a panel discussion about employment in fields using scientific computing, industry presentations about current and emerging...

Modeling and Analysis for New Wind Technology

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Provides Modeling and Analysis Support for Development of INVELOX, A Wind-Generated Energy Technology Developed by SheerWind, Inc. SheerWind, Inc. , a Minnesota-based company, has been developing novel approaches for generating electric power from the wind...

Xaim (DISABLED - will be removed on 8/10/2017)

NOTE: Due to lack of use, the Xaim software module has been disabled and will be removed from MSI systems on 8/10/2017. If you need this software, please contact . Xaim is a X11 Motif graphical user interface to several programs based on some aspects of the Theory of Atoms in Molecules developed by Prof. R.F.W. Bader and coworkers.

Trans-ABySS (DISABLED - will be removed 8/18/2017)

NOTE: Due to lack of use, this software module has been disabled and will be removed from MSI systems on 8/18/2017. If you need this software, please contact . Trans-ABySS is a software pipeline for analyzing ABySS-assembled contigs from shotgun transcriptome data. The pipeline accepts assemblies that were generated across a wide range of k values in order to address variable transcript expression levels.


ABySS is a de novo, parallel, paired-end genomic sequence assembler that is designed for short reads. The single-processor version is useful for assembling genomes up to 100 Mbases in size. The parallel version is implemented using MPI and is capable of assembling larger genomes. To assemble transcriptome data, consider the related program trans-abyss. Homepage:


ORCA is a quantum chemistry tool with specific emphasis on spectroscopic properties of open-shell molecules. It features a wide variety of standard quantum chemical methods ranging from semiempirical methods to DFT to correlated ab initio methods. It can also treat environmental and relativistic effects.