IU Dedicates Big Red II – Its New Supercomputer

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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.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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