Message from the Director of Research Computing

For over 45 years the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) has been proudly serving and collaborating with the University of Minnesota research and scholarly community and external partners across all areas of human inquiry. Since our inception, computations have become an inseparable tool to accelerate scientific inquiry for many disciplines and data intensive research is now reshaping what we once thought possible. As the need for computational and data intensive resources continues to grow, MSI will work to provide state-of-the-art compute and storage solutions to meet these new demands and to serve as a nexus for meaningful collaborations.

Our goals are to:

  1. Ensure high quality, state of the art computing infrastructure to advance science, engineering, and society through advanced research computing.
  2. Ensure high-quality expertise and capabilities to develop innovative solutions in support of compute- and data-intensive research.
  3. Partner with the University of Minnesota research and scholarly community and their collaborators to enable projects that require advanced research computing.
  4. Deliver solutions effectively and efficiently and be responsive to user needs. Provide computational services to users outside of the University of Minnesota.

MSI is a University core resource in Research Computing in the Research and Innovation Office. MSI staff are committed to providing services to the research community for the advancement of research. Please let us know about your experience and how we can improve it.

James (Jim) Wilgenbusch, Ph.D.
Director of Research Computing
Research and Innovation Office