Governance and Organization

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a core research facility of the University within the Research Computing umbrella group of the Research and Innovation Office. This arrangement positions MSI to provide leadership in the development and support of large-scale computing and data-driven analytics in alignment with research strengths and priorities of the University.

MSI Governance at UMN

MSI is organized into five functional units

  • User Gateway Group (UGG)
  • Informatics and Computing (IC)
  • Bioinformatics (BI)
  • Application Development Solutions (ADS)
  • Advanced Systems Operations (ASO)


Research Computing Advisory Committee: The Research Computing Advisory Committee convenes twice a year to provide expert feedback on Research Computing's (including MSI) ongoing commitments, developments, and initiatives. The faculty and staff that serve on the RC Advisory Committee are listed on the Governance page of the Research Computing website.

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