Supercomputing Storage
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Supercomputing Storage

High performance storage services to meet your research needs.


The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) offers local research storage and high-performance computing storage for data that requires the use of a framework such as Apache Hadoop.

If you have the following types of data, you may need fee-based local research or high-performance computing storage:

  • Significantly large files
  • A large amount of files
  • Complex data, applications, or content
  • Data related to grant-funded projects

Our data storage team can consult with you to find the best storage solution for your team, department, or project.


  • Access to a high-performance, high capacity primary storage platform
  • Second tier storage, an object storage system supporting new workflows and inactive data parking
  • Hadoop Cluster supporting MapReduce workflows on HDFS
  • Database servers

Getting Started

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners


Cost varies depending on service.