Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
With regards to the safety measures put in place by the university to mitigate the risks of the COVID-19 virus, at this time all MSI systems will remain operational and can be accessed remotely as usual. The only planned outages concern our in-person Helpdesk and tutorials. More information, as well as alternative remote support options, can be found at MSI COVID-19 Continuity Plan
Research at the University of Minnesota is driving greatly expanded needs for data storage.
In order to meet the high-capacity storage needs of its users, MSI has deployed an OpenStack-based cloud platform called Stratus.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Itasca will be unavailable throughout much of the day.
MSI has scheduled an extended downtime for all HPC systems starting Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 6:00 pm. April's extended downtime is required in
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems.
A power outage in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Friday, February 2, will affect some MSI systems. The outage is scheduled for 2-6am, Systems affected include:
For users who are new to supercomputing, the University of Oklahoma Norman campus is offering Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE) for the Spring 2018 semester.
MSI is sorry to note that MSI Principal Investigator Barney Klamecki, a professor in the mechanical engineering department, passed
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems.