IU Dedicates Big Red II – Its New Supercomputer
June 4th, 2013 By: Colleen Miller
Indiana University (IU) recently dedicated a new supercomputer called Big Red II. The fastest university-owned supercomputer in the United States, capable of performing one quadrillion floating-point operations per second (1 petaflop), Big Red II uses Cray XE/XK technology, has 676 XK nodes (each containing one AMD “Interlagos” processor and one NVIDIA “Kepler” GPU), and has 344 XE nodes (each containing two AMD “Abu Dhabi” processors). In this 1:26 minute video, WTIU’s Noelle Visser reports on IU’s new supercomputer and the benefits it will bring to the university.