U of M supercomputing gets a boost



By Rebecca Harrington, The Minnesota Daily

Tucked away in the basement of the University of Minnesota’s Walter Library, 4,000 square feet of supercomputers flash, performing thousands of computations per second.

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute installed a new storage system in January to keep up with the demand for big data management that researchers need. Earlier this month, the MSI announced it’s also expanding its business consulting and computing services.

Businesses can pay to use the supercomputers to process large data sets — from genetic sequences to wind turbines.

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