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1 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research (MSI) Established 1985

2 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Cutting edge computation-based research: An infrastructure guided by the research community Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Large Computer Clusters Computing Infrastructure Laboratories Special hardware, Storage and Visualizaton Commercial Software Public/Communitiy codes Homegrown codes HPC Scientific computing and Visualization Biological Computing Support Application Software Developers

3 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. MSI Researchers, There has been a six-fold increase over the past 10 years in the number of life science researchers using MSI resources. 44% 9% 47%

4 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. CBS 12% CFANS 10% CLA 2% CSOM 1% CEHD 0.2% Percentage of MSI Principal Investigators per College

5 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Core Resources: Compute, Storage Computational Labs Software User Support Software Development For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute Fast Networks resources

6 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute core resources - Itasca 8664 cores; 24 Tb of memory -Calhoun: 2048 cores; 4Tb of memory -BladeCenter 1236 cores; 2.5Tb of memory -Altix 432 processors; 876Gb of shared memory -ELMO: 192 cores; 768Gb of memory

7 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute NETWORK - 10G-connected systems: Calhoun, Elmo, Itasca - 1G-connected systems: All core infrastructure systems STORAGE -Laboratories : 105 TB usable + 36 TB usable High Perf. disk -Core Resources: ~1/2 Petabyte - fast networks - storage

8 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute laboratories Basic Sciences Computing Lab Proteomics, Structural Biology Computational Genetics Lab Bioinformatics, Genomics Biomed. Modeling, Simulation and Design Lab Molecular Modeling, Drug Design Scientific Development & Visualization Lab CFD, Analysis, Computation, Code development Scientific Data Management Lab Databases, Data Mining UMN-BICB Computational Lab Comp.Bio., life science LCSE-MSI Visualization Lab

9 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute software Over 420 commercial and publicly available software packages installed and maintained at MSI. Software titles span: Engineering Chemical & Phys. Sciences Life Sciences Development Tools Graphics & Visualization Mathematics Compilers, Math Libraries

10 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute user support User support: Code optimization and tuning User training, tutorials and hands-on workshops on specialized topics Debugging codes, building parallel models and converting serial codes to parallel codes Developing software, e.g. high-throughput data analysis, etc. Databases, e.g. warehousing, specific data storage needs, etc. Porting codes and software to the supercomputers Technical support and training for commercial and public domain software Grant proposals (research partnerships) Etc. Foster collaborations between researchers, service groups, etc

11 Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research © 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. For Advanced Computational Research Supercomputing Institute user support Tutorials, Workshops Three sessions per year: Fall, Spring and Summer Tutorial list can be found at https://www.msi.umn.edu/tutorial Tutorials are available via streaming video Archive of tutorial materials and video stream: https://www.msi.umn.edu/support/materials.html https://www.msi.umn.edu/support/materials.html Software vendor tutorials


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