Supercomputer systems for academic research at IU

At the heart of Indiana University's cyberinfrastructure are the robust, reliable supercomputing systems provided and managed by the Research Technologies division of UITS. These world-class research computing systems, and the proven professional training, consultation, and support services Research Technologies provides, enable computing research experimentation and implementation, and amplify the talents of local and national researchers. Specific information about each supercomputing system is provided below.

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Big Red II

Big Red II is Indiana University's main system for high-performance parallel computing. With a theoretical peak performance (Rpeak) of one thousand trillion floating-point operations per second (1 petaFLOPS) and a maximal achieved performance (Rmax) of 596.4 teraFLOPS, Big Red II is among the world's fastest research supercomputers. Owned and operated solely by IU, Big Red II is designed to accelerate discovery in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, physics, fine arts, and global climate research, and enable effective analysis of large, complex data sets (big data).

For more, see Big Red II at Indiana University.

Big Red II+

Big Red II+ is a supercomputer that complements Indiana University's Big Red II by providing an environment dedicated to large-scale, compute-intensive research. Researchers, scholars, and artists with large-scale research needs have benefited from Big Red II; these users can now take advantage of faster processing capability and networking provided by Big Red II+. The system helps support programs at the highest level of the university, such as the Grand Challenges Program.

For more, see Big Red II+ at Indiana University.

Carbonate

Carbonate (carbonate.uits.iu.edu) at Indiana University is a large memory computer cluster configured to support high-performance, data-intensive computing. Carbonate can handle computing tasks for researchers using genome assembly software, large-scale phylogenetic software, and other genome analysis applications that require large amounts of computer memory. Accounts are available to IU students, faculty, and staff. Carbonate also serves as a "condominium cluster" environment for IU researchers, research labs, departments, and schools.

For more, see About Carbonate at Indiana University.

Karst

Karst (karst.uits.iu.edu) is Indiana University's high-throughput computing cluster. Designed to deliver large amounts of processing capacity over long periods of time, Karst's system architecture provides IU researchers the advanced performance needed to accommodate high-end, data-intensive applications critical to scientific discovery and innovation.

For more, see About Karst at Indiana University.

Applying for accounts

For help determining which of IU's research supercomputing systems is best suited to meet your needs, use the UITS Supercomputing Pathfinder.

To request an account on an Indiana University research system, see Get additional IU computing accounts. Account availability depends on your eligibility.

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