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MSI Purchases New Storage System

UPDATE: The new storage system will be activated on January 9, 2013. All data should be migrated to the new system during January - July 2013. Complete information can be found on the Panasas Migration Guide webpage. The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) is putting into a production a new...

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

posted December 5, 2013 The Blue Waters project has issued a call for applications for its Graduate Fellowship Program for HPC Research. PhD students selected for this program will receive a stipend, tuition allowance, an allocation on the Blue Waters system, and a travel allowance to attend a Blue...

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships Deadline Feb 3

posted January 21, 2014 The deadline for applying to the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program for HPC Research is February 3, 2014, at 9 pm EST. PhD students selected for this program will receive a stipend, tuition allowance, an allocation on the Blue Waters system, and a travel allowance to...

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships 2017

The Blue Waters project has issued a call for applications for its Graduate Fellowship Program for HPC Research. PhD students selected for this program will receive a stipend, tuition allowance, an allocation on the Blue Waters system, and a travel allowance to attend a Blue Waters-sponsored...

Ceph in HPC Environments at SC15

Overview Individuals from MSI , UAB , RedHat Inc. , Intel Corp ., CADRE , and MIMOS came together at SC15: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Austin, TX to share their experiences with Ceph in HPC...

In this tutorial you will learn about the data storage systems available for academic research at the University of Minnesota.

MSI Beta

MSI Beta icon.jpg MSI Beta is a way for MSI’s staff and users to explore new technologies without hindering ongoing research. It includes a number of new and experimental computing technologies. An article about MSI Beta appeared in the Office of the Vice President for Research Inquiry blog...

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...

Protection of Data in Scratch Storage

MSI’s shared scratch storage volume has been heavily utilized during the months of June and July, so much so that on one occasion all jobs writing to scratch failed because scratch reached its capacity. Since this incident, we have been working one-on-one with users to prevent future failures by...

What are volumes?

Volumes are created from Block Storage You control the Volume Size Volumes can be formatted as POSIX Filesystems Volumes can migrate between VMs and persist when VMs are stopped Volumes allow for Snapshots Volume Quotas All volumes count against the Volume Storage quota Snapshots are also included

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