Indiana University's cyberinfrastructure combines world-class supercomputing systems, storage systems, networking, and visualization systems with proven professional training, consultation, and support. The environment combines deep human expertise, robust systems and services, and advances in computer science and informatics to address the needs of researchers and their collaborators on the local, national, and international stage, enabling new types of research, pedagogy, creative activity, and community impact.
Supercomputing and data analysis
|Research systems||Big Red, Quarry, Mason, Research Database Complex, Rockhopper|
|Software on IU's research systems||Operating systems, file systems, compilers, editors, shells, stat/math software, database software, genome analysis software|
|Services||Consulting, programming help, online tools|
|Grid computing||XSEDE, FutureGrid, I-Light, Open Science Grid|
|Digital Library Program||Digital collections (text, images, music), reference tools, and services for digital library development|
Note: Following a system-wide upgrade in December 2012, Quarry now runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (RHEL 6) and uses the Modules package (instead of SoftEnv) for manipulating user environments. For more, see Information about the 2012 upgrade to Quarry at IU. If you encounter any problems or have questions, email the High Performance Systems group.
Note: Big Red is scheduled to be retired from service in June 2013. Indiana University is replacing it with Big Red II, the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation, capable of performing one quadrillion floating-point operations per second (1 petaflop). Based on Cray XE/XK technology, Big Red II has 676 XK nodes (each containing one AMD "Interlagos" processor and one NVIDIA "Kepler" GPU) and 344 XE nodes (each containing two AMD "Abu Dhabi" processors). For more, see Big Red II.
|Facilities and services||Advanced Visualization Laboratory, IQ-Wall, Virtual Reality Theater, Ultra-High Resolution Display Wall, Visualization and Collaboration Theater|
|GIS and remote sensing||GIS and remote sensing software, technical support, spatial data resources, educational opportunities|
|Data Capacitor||High-speed, high-bandwidth temporary storage|
|Long-term central storage||Oncourse Resources, Research File System, Scholarly Data Archive|
|Slashtmp||Web-based file sharing for research data|
|Temporary central storage||Scratch space on IU's research systems|