MSI Users Bulletin – March 2018

The Users Bulletin provides a summary of new policies, procedures, and events of interest to MSI users. It is published quarterly.

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1. 2018 MSI Research Exhibition: MSI will host the annual Research Exhibition on April 17, 2018, in Walter Library. The event schedule will be posted on the MSI website as it is finalized: 2018 MSI Research Exhibition.

Panel Discussion:

The event includes a panel discussion by representatives of high-performance computing companies, who will discuss the types of qualifications and training successful applicants to their companies should have. The panel discussion is intended for grad students and post-docs who are interested in jobs in the HPC industry. All are invited.

Other events:

  • Presentations by industry representatives about emerging and current HPC technologies
  • Visualizations created by MSI users in the newly remodeled Visualization Lab
  • Poster session with research by MSI users
  • Tours of the machine room
  • Light refreshments

2. MSI Website: The Help and Documentation section on the MSI website is being updated and reorganized. The first section undergoing this process is the Software page; the new version is scheduled to launch in the next few weeks.

The new Software page will allow users to:

  • Search for specific software
  • See a list of all software modules at MSI
  • See the date of the most recent update
  • See what system(s) the module is located on and which version is available

3. Tutorials: The list of upcoming tutorials can be found on the MSI website.

Tutorials are now being live-streamed on the MSI YouTube channel. Tutorials can also be viewed on the channel at any time: MSI YouTube channel.

4. DMD Conference: The Design of Medical Devices Conference, sponsored by the Earl Bakken Medical Devices Center, will be held April 9-12, 2017, on the East Bank Campus. Registration is open. Complete information can be found on the conference website.

5. Job at MSI:

a. Geospatial Analyst

6. Useful Webpages: Looking for help with using MSI? One of these pages may have the information you need:

a. Services available at MSI

b. Getting Started (includes Quickstart Guides)

c. MSI Systems

d. Help and Documentation

e. Staff Listing and Areas of Expertise

f. Upcoming Events and Tutorials

g. Proposal Support