Advanced Cyberinfrastructure oversees Big Red II, IU's main system for high-performance parallel computing, Big Red II+, a system dedicated to large-scale, compute-intensive research, Karst, a high-throughput computing cluster, Karst Desktop, a remote desktop service for Karst, as well as the large memory computer clusters Carbonate and Mason.
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, Big Red II+, Karst, and the large memory clusters Carbonate and Mason system—in order to advance Indiana University's mission in research, training, and engagement in the state. HPS also supports Karst Desktop, a Remote Desktop service for Karst.
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, Big Red II+, Karst, Karst Desktop, Mason, and Carbonate 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.