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IU upgrades AI-driven research power with nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer

Friday, June 7, 2019  
Posted by: Lisa Arafune
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IU upgrades AI-driven research power with nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer

Indiana University announced Friday morning that it has purchased a new supercomputer—dubbed Big Red 200—to support its advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and scientific and medical research. The $9.6 million Cray computer will give IU the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer, enabling researchers on IU's campuses to do complex and simultaneous calculations that are six times faster than the computer system it is replacing. How fast is Big Red 200? According to IU, it would take everyone in the state of Indiana more than 28 years—performing one calculation per second 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—to perform the same number of calculations that Big Red 200 can do in just one second. Read More

Founded in 1989, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 89 member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward thinking universities and computing centers.