What completed grants have been led or aided by the Research Technologies division of UITS?

The Research Technologies division of UITS has led or aided in the completed grant projects described below.

Center for Computational Homeland Security (2003-2006)

The Center for Computational Homeland Security at Purdue University creates, validates, and implements new knowledge and tools for sustainable homeland security. Research Technologies received funding as part of a grant from the State of Indiana 21st Century Research & Technology Fund to create new facilities for distributed simulation using supercomputers at IU and Purdue, connected via the I-Light network. PI: A. Chaturvedi. Indiana 21st Century Fund Grant. Proposal ID: 1110030618. $2,199,070.

iVDGL (September 1, 2001-August 31, 2007)

The International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL) developed a data grid in support of particle physics. The Research Technologies division participated in this grant by providing a prototype Tier-2 Data Center for the ATLAS high energy physics experiment, and by operating the International Grid Operations Center.

Development of the Protein Family Annotator (2002)

The development of a protein family annotator application has led to the development of CATPA (Curation and Alignment Tool for Protein Analysis). The CATPA portal provides a library of family curations together with an application that allows for the management and visualization of protein annotations. PI: M. Dalkilic. Co-PI: C.A. Stewart. Joint Development Contract with IBM. Inc. $35,000. Project final report

Implementation of DiscoveryLink at IU (March 1, 2002-June 30, 2003)

A collaborative research agreement between IU and IBM, Inc., resulted in the creation of the Centralized Life Science Data (CLSD) service, which provided IU researchers a single SQL interface to diverse public life sciences data. The CLSD used IBM's DiscoveryLink/Information Integrator and DB2 products on IU's IBM Regatta SP node to federate data from BLAST searches with that from SQL searches against LocusLink, BIND, Enzyme, UniGene, ePCR, Nucleotide, Homologene, PubMed, SGD, and dbSNP public life sciences databases. PI: A. Shankar. Co-PIs: A. Arenson, C.A. Stewart. Project final report

AVIDD (Analysis and Visualization of Instrument-Driven Data) (October 1, 2001-September 30, 2003)

AVIDD (Analysis and Visualization of Instrument-Driven Data) was an NSF-funded distributed computing facility designed to process data generated by large scientific instruments. AVIDD opened new doors for research at IU because of its novel design, addressing the full lifecycle of data analysis, including intake, storage, analysis, and visualization. The implementation of AVIDD supported a great diversity of sciences, including the life sciences, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, physics, and chemistry. AVIDD was the first distributed Linux cluster to achieve more than one teraFLOPS (one trillion mathematical operations per second) on standard benchmark applications, and was the fiftieth fastest supercomputer in the world in June 2003. PI: M.A. McRobbie. Co-PIs: J.C. Huffman, C.A. Stewart, R. Bramley. National Science Foundation Grant 0116050. $1,800,000. Grant final report

IU Electronic Records project (2000-2002)

The IU Electronic Records project was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and IU to test ideas regarding functional requirements for electronic record keeping. A description of project outcomes is available in the article "The Indiana University Electronic Records Project: Lessons Learned" The Information Management Journal, Vol 35: 16-24. PI: P. Bastin. Co-PI: G. Bernbom. Grant final report

Sun Center of Excellence (2000)

In 2000, IU was designated by Sun Microsystems, Inc., as a Sun Center of Excellence. A hardware grant associated with that designation supported the early work of Dr. Katy Börner in developing innovative tools in network analysis. PI: K. Börner. Co-PIs: C.A. Stewart, E. Wernert. Sun Microsystems Inc. Academic Equipment Hardware Grant. Dr. Börner's information visualization cyberinfrastructure page

DLI-2: Creating the Digital Music Library (October 1, 2000-March 31, 2006)

This grant funded the Variations2 project and established a digital music library testbed system containing music in a variety of formats, involving research and development in the areas of system architecture, metadata standards, component-based application architecture, and network services. Variations2 is an ongoing service of the IU Digital Library Program. PI: M.A. McRobbie. Co-PIs: G. Wittlich, B. Cronin, A. Dillon, S. Thorin, D. Woods, H. Crawford, K. Crews, J. Fern, E. Isaacson, G. Bernbom. National Science Foundation Grant 9909068. $3,132,596. Grant final report

WeBWorK: An electronic homework environment for mathematics and other academic disciplines (2000)

WeBWorK is an innovative system for online mathematical education used widely today. IU mathematics faculty have contributed critically to the development of this system, which is used in many classes at IU. PI: D. Maki. Co-PIs: W.P. Ziemer, W.H. Wheeler, J. Hall, C.A. Stewart. Sun Microsystems Inc. Academic Equipment Hardware Grant.

Very High Speed Backbone Network Service (vBNS) (July 1, 1997-December 31, 2000)

IU, one of the founding members of Internet2, was funded by the NSF to establish a connection between IU and the NSF vBNS. This project was a significant step in IU's development as a national and international leader in research networking. PI: M.A. McRobbie. Co-PIs: D. Gannon, C.S. Peebles, D.F. McMullen, G. Elmore. National Science Foundation Grant 9710600. $394,000. Grant final report

Center of excellence in applications of remote sensing to regional and global integrated environmental assessments (1997-1999)

The UITS Unix Systems Support Group provided Unix system administration in support of this grant as part of IU's match in this proposal, which was funded in 1997 by NASA. PI: Dr. J.C. Randolph, SPEA.

IU PEPP Earthquake Institute (1997-1998)

The Princeton Earth Physics Project (PEPP) is a nationwide educational outreach program that combines state-of-the-art seismological research with hands-on classroom training for middle and high school students in the physical and earth sciences. The IU PEPP Institute provides the State of Indiana with a vibrant secondary school education program in earth sciences. Research Technologies (Unix Systems Support Group) provided programming and systems administration support to IU PEPP during its startup phases.

Scientific Computing Applications on Arrays of Multiprocessors (SCAAMP) (September 15, 1996-August 31, 1998)

Funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) infrastructure grant, with matching monies provided by the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and the Office of Research and the University Graduate School (RUGS), this project enabled IU to implement a 64-processor SGI/Cray Origin2000 supercomputer and two immersive 3D displays (a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment [CAVE] room-scale immersive display, and a large 3D panel display). With its support for massive computation and visualization, this project opened new opportunities in areas as diverse as astronomy and theater. PI: R. Bramley. Co-PI: D.F. McMullen. NSF Grant CDA-9601632. $1,204,208. Grant final report

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (TML) (1994-1996)

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum is an evolving database of the entire collection of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Since 1998, Indiana University's efforts in electronic delivery of music theory and literature have expanded through the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL). The CHMTL brings together many activities, publications (both electronic and conventional), and projects centered at the Jacobs School of Music at IU. UITS provided matching funds in support of grants to Dr. Thomas Mathiesen, School of Music, to develop the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum, and now provides ongoing system support for CHMTL.

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