About the Karst retirement

Indiana University's Karst research supercomputer will be retired from service in December of 2020. Here is what you need to know about the retirement:

  • You will not be able to log into Karst after December 18, 2020.
  • Data in Karst home directories will remain accessible from the other IU research supercomputers through December 31, 2021.
  • UITS Research Technologies is preparing a replacement system called Quartz with significantly more compute power than Karst. Quartz will comprise 92 compute nodes, each equipped with two 64-core CPUs and 512 GB of RAM, and will be available for use by all IU students, faculty, and staff. UITS will share further details about the new system's configuration and availability in the coming months.

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

Support for IU research supercomputers, 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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