Advanced Computing & Research

Supporting research

From astronomy to zoology, IU provides research services for researchers, artists, scholars, clinicians, and engineers. Use these resources for projects requiring massive secure storage or big data research, or build your skills through training sessions or expert consulting.

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Big Red 200 supercomputer

Big Red 200

A Cray Shasta supercomputer supporting advanced research, Big Red 200 is one of the fastest university-owned artificial intelligence supercomputers in the nation. Accounts are available to IU graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as undergraduate students sponsored by full-time IU faculty or staff. 

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Secure My Research. Safer data, greater breakthroughs.


Concentrate on your work and leave the security and compliance responsibilities to the experts. SecureMyResearch offers one-on-one consulting, advocacy, and a one-stop, self-service resource for common research use cases. You’ll have safer data and greater breakthroughs with SecureMyResearch.

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CACR is an IU research center that tackles cyber risk in research and other unusual environments through agile, holistic, principle-based cybersecurity.

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  • Big Red suite of supercomputers: Large-scale, high performance, compute-intensive suite includes Big Red 200, one of the nation’s fastest university-owned artificial intelligence supercomputers
  • Carbonate supercomputer: High performance, data-intensive computing
  • Karst supercomputer: Large processing capacity over long periods of time
  • Research Desktop (RED): Graphical, remote service for computing and transferring data to storage
  • Jetstream: Cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resource
  • Slate and Slate-Project: High performance Lustre file systems with persistent storage
  • DC-WAN2: Project space accessible and shareable at multiple sites
  • Data Capacitor II: High-throughput, high-bandwidth, Lustre-based file system
  • Geode: Replicated, disk-based home directory and project collaboration space for code storage and sharing
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Replicated, tape-based, large-scale archival data storage
Learn more about research computing services

  • Data management consulting for compute, storage, high performance file systems, research data management, and 3D data and metadata workflows
  • Research workflows consulting for migration, optimization, and parallelization of scientific code; statistical and numerical software; GIS and remote sensing software; genomics and bioinformatics software; virtual and augmented reality; ePHI and HIPAA workflows; and 3D digitization
  • Digital arts and humanities research support
  • Grant development resources
  • Consulting for RT resources with Supercomputer Pathfinder and, and for visualization cyberinfrastructure
Learn more about research computing support at IU

Collaboration is key in today’s research environment. The centers that make up PTI convert new innovations in IT and cyberinfrastructure into robust, practical tools.

  • Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab: Develops software to help detect and respond to civil emergencies
  • Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center (CIRC): Broadens and enhances the use of advanced cyberinfrastructure, including large supercomputers, grids of smaller computers, and advanced data sources
  • Data to Insight Center: Carries out foundational research in the social and technical challenges of data use in research and scholarship
  • Digital Science Center: Explores new applications of grid and cloud technologies, working to define powerful new computational techniques
  • eLearning and Discovery Lab: Focuses on using online teaching tools as a mechanism for enabling new learning research
  • HathiTrust Research Center: Provides secure access to 16 million+ books, most of which are under copyright
  • National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS): Supports genomics research, including genome and transcriptome assembly
  • Office of the Executive Director: performs research in cloud computing and return on investment in computing facilities
  • UITS Research Technologies: Delivers and supports cyberinfrastructure resources

PTI centers also aid grant competitiveness by offering custom programming services that can be written into your grant budgets. Contact for more information.

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  • Centrally managed licenses for scientific applications and programming tools
  • Bioinformatics and genome analysis software
  • Statistical/numerical, GIS, and remote sensing software in Student Technology Centers and on shared systems
  • Application streaming via IUanyWare
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Research Technologies provides systems and services that create new possibilities. From consulting to compute and storage resources, research software to training and outreach, RT has the tools to do things better, faster, bigger, and bolder.

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  • Supercomputing for Everyone Series (S4ES) workshops, online on demand or in person
  • Personalized tours, workshops, seminars, and displays
Learn more about training and outreach

  • Advanced media capture: Equipment for 360, stereoscopic, ultra-resolution images/video
  • IQ-Wall: Large format, ultra-resolution displays
  • IQ-Table: Multi-touch, horizontal, mobile monitor
  • New, Emerging, and eXperimental Technologies Labs (NEXT): Visualization facilities
  • Reality labs: Virtual reality classrooms and community spaces
  • Science on a Sphere: Spherical visualizations
  • RADaRS: Highly secure environment for accessing and analyzing datasets from a personal workstation
  • IU Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap): An easy-to-use tool for creating secure, web-based data entry systems
  • Lending library of 3D scanners and workflows, and photogrammetry resources
  • Experimental virtual and augmented reality
  • Genome browsers
Learn more about the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab
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The NSF-funded Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) provides cybersecurity for the nation’s greatest research by making scientific computing resilient to cyberattacks and capable of supporting trustworthy, productive research.

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