Upcoming changes to research supercomputers at IU

Following is information about upcoming changes to Indiana University research supercomputers:

  • Big Red II retirement (December 15, 2019): Big Red II will be retired from service on December 15, 2019. After that date, you will no longer be able to log into Big Red II; however, the data in your Big Red II home directory will remain accessible from your home directory on any of the other IU research supercomputers. Requests for new software installations on Big Red II are currently being redirected to Big Red 3 unless the requested software has requirements specific to Big Red II.

    IU graduate students, faculty, and staff can create Big Red 3 accounts using the instructions in Get additional IU computing accounts. Undergraduate students and affiliates can get Big Red 3 accounts if they are sponsored by full-time IU faculty or staff members; see About Big Red 3, Big Red II, RDC, and SDA accounts for undergraduate students and sponsored affiliates at IU. Grand Challenges users who create Big Red 3 accounts can submit the Request Access to Specialized HPC Resources form to request exclusive access to a portion of the system for running jobs.

    Former Big Red II+ account holders who create Big Red 3 accounts are responsible for migrating their home directory files from Big Red II+ (/N/u/username/BR2Plus) to Big Red 3 (/N/u/username/BigRed3). UITS will archive the BR2Plus home directory on October 11, 2020, during the regularly scheduled monthly maintenance window.

  • Big Red 200 (January 2020): Big Red 200, a Cray Shasta supercomputer, will enter production service in January 2020. Equipped with NVIDIA V100 GPUs and second-generation AMD EPYC processors, Big Red 200 will be capable of achieving 5.9 petaFLOPS, making it about six times as fast as Big Red II.

    IU graduate students, faculty, and staff will be able to create Big Red 200 accounts using the instructions in Get additional IU computing accounts. Undergraduate students and affiliates will be able to get Big Red 200 accounts if they are sponsored by full-time IU faculty or staff members.

Support for IU research computing systems, software, and services is provided by various teams within the Research Technologies division of UITS.

For general questions about research computing at IU, contact UITS Research Technologies.

For more options, see Research computing support at IU.

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