Advanced Computational Systems oversees Big Red II (IU's main system for high-performance parallel computing), as well as the large memory computer clusters Mason and Karst. We are also responsible for Jetstream, IU's cloud computing environment that XSEDE researchers can use to access additional computing and analysis resources.
Advanced Computational Systems
High Performance Systems
The High Performance Systems (HPS) group implements, operates, and supports some of the fastest supercomputers in the world—IU’s Big Red II, Karst, and the large memory Mason system—in order to advance Indiana University's mission in research, training, and engagement in the state. HPS also supports databases and database engines used by the IU community.
HPS embodies a philosophy of abundance—providing access without time-consuming applications or fees to members of the IU community. Access to Big Red II, Karst, and Mason is available upon request for faculty, research staff, and graduate students. Undergraduate students are invited to use these systems in instructional settings and for undergraduate research with a faculty sponsor.
Jetstream adds cloud-based computation to the national cyberinfrastructure. Researchers can create virtual machines on remote resources that look and feel like their lab workstation or home computer, but are able to harness thousands of times the computing power.