ARCHIVED: Getting started on Big Red
Note: Big Red, originally commissioned in 2006, was retired from service on September 30, 2013. Its replacement, Big Red II, is a hybrid CPU/GPU Cray XE6/XK7 system capable of achieving a theoretical peak performance (Rpeak) of 1 petaFLOPS, making it one of the two fastest university-owned supercomputers in the US. For more, see Getting started on Big Red II. If you have questions or concerns about the retirement of Big Red, 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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Last modified on October 03, 2013.