Getting started on Big Red
Note: Big Red is scheduled to be retired from service September 30, 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). For more, see Big Red II. No new Big Red accounts will be created after May 3, 2013. If you have a Big Red account as of May 3, you will still be able to access and use Big Red until your account is migrated to Big Red II. If you have questions or concerns contact the High Performance Systems group.When commissioned in 2006, Big Red (
bigred.teragrid.iu.edu) was one of the most powerful university-owned computers in the US, and one of the 50 fastest supercomputers in the world. Part of a comprehensive strategy to build an advanced cyberinfrastructure to support research at Indiana University, Big Red has a theoretical peak performance of more than 40 teraflops, and has achieved more than 28 teraflops on numerical computations.
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