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Pushing the boundaries of research with Big Red 200


Today, Indiana University is expanding what’s possible in discovery and research by making the power of our Big Red 200 supercomputer accessible to students, staff, and faculty on every campus.

With Big Red 200 fully accessible university-wide for advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics, we’ll expand connections to researchers from around the globe – and do so at lightning-fast speeds. In the time it will take for you to read this message, Big Red 200 could process 2.7 million years’ worth of credit card transactions.

Expanded access to Big Red 200 not only advances our own research abilities; it also opens the door to new partnerships with other universities and numerous industries across the state.

For Sandra Kübler, professor of linguistics in IU Bloomington’s College of Arts and Sciences, high-performance computing provides the foundation to create computational models to identify hate speech and analyze the spread of unsubstantiated information online.  

For Patrick Motl, professor of physics at IU Kokomo, IU’s computational power allows him to run 3D simulations of interacting stars, bringing us closer to understanding the evolution of our universe.

For Andrew Saykin, director of the Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the IU School of Medicine, supercomputing accelerates the development of precision medicine for Alzheimer’s disease through analysis of genome sequences, brain scans, and other data.

For Nimish Valvi, a postdoctoral fellow at the IU-affiliated Regenstrief Institute who is studying the impact of COVID-19 on Indiana cancer patients, access to our supercomputing capabilities makes it possible to rapidly analyze data to inform public health leaders and policymakers.

In Big Red 200, one of the fastest university-owned supercomputers in the nation, we have a tool that matches our ambitious goals, pushing the boundaries of how far our research, imagination, and discoveries can take us.



Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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