Where can I get help using IU's supercomputers?
Indiana University is a national leader in using supercomputers to advance research and creative endeavors. The Research Technologies division of UITS offers many services to help IU researchers learn how to use IU's supercomputers effectively. Following is information about how you can get help using IU's supercomputing resources.
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General programming help
- For help with programming projects for a class, contact your
- The Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning
group provides programming support, including migration, optimization,
and parallelizing of code, and manages site licenses for
high-performance computing software. For help with research
programming projects, email Scientific
Applications and Performance Tuning, or visit Scientific
Applications and Performance Tuning.
Note: Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning offers both short-term consultations and extended consulting services in which a UITS consultant will work with you, without charge, for many hours over a period of weeks or months. This type of consulting interaction is ideal either if you have a very complicated and sophisticated programming challenge, or if you are just getting started with supercomputing and need lots of help.
If you have questions about using statistical and mathematical software at Indiana University, email UITS Research Analytics (formerly known as the Stat/Math Center). Research Analytics is located on the IU Bloomington campus at 410 N. Park Avenue and is open for consultation by appointment Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more, visit Research Analytics on the web, or call 812-855-4724 (IUB) or 317-278-4740 (IUPUI).
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory maintains some useful online tutorials and additional materials. See High Performance Computing Training.
Help with a specific IU system
Information is available for specific systems:
Big Red at Indiana University
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 at Indiana University.
Mason at Indiana University
Quarry at Indiana University
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.
The Research Database Complex (RDC) at Indiana University
- Rockhopper at Indiana University
For additional information (e.g., specifications, available software, and policies) about these systems, see the High Performance Systems page. If you have questions or have a problem that's system-specific, email the High Performance Systems team.
For a wide range of information about IU's advanced scholarly and artistic cyberinfrastructure, including news, events, publications, and training resources, visit the UITS Research Technologies web site.
For a list of training workshops, presentations, and seminars related to high-performance computing systems and services at IU, see Cyberinfrastructure Training and InfoShares.
Last modified on April 29, 2013.