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Research computing support at IU
On this page:
- System-specific help
- Software support
- Programming help
- Short- and long-term consulting
- HIPAA security consulting
Research computing systems
The High Performance Systems (HPS) team operates and supports IU's research computing systems. For documentation on each system, see:
- About Big Red II at Indiana University
- About Big Red 3 at Indiana University
- About Carbonate at Indiana University
- About Karst at Indiana University
If you have a system-specific question, contact the HPS team.
Big Red II will be retired from service on December 15, 2019. After that date, you will no longer be able to log into Big Red II; however, the data in your Big Red II home directory will remain accessible from your home directory on any of the other IU research supercomputers. Requests for new software installations on Big Red II are currently being redirected to Big Red 3 unless the requested software has requirements specific to Big Red II.
IU graduate students, faculty, and staff can create Big Red 3 accounts using the instructions in Get additional IU computing accounts. Undergraduate students and affiliates can get Big Red 3 accounts if they are sponsored by full-time IU faculty or staff members; see About Big Red 3, RDC, and SDA accounts for undergraduate students and sponsored affiliates at IU. Grand Challenges users who create Big Red 3 accounts can submit the Request Access to Specialized HPC Resources form to request exclusive access to a portion of the system for running jobs.
For more, see Upcoming changes to research supercomputers at IU.
Research storage systems
The Research Storage team operates and supports the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) and the home directory file systems mounted on the research computing systems. If you have questions about the SDA or your home directory space on IU's research computing systems, or need help with HPSS tools (for example, HSI and HTAR), contact the Research Storage team.
High performance file systems
The High Performance File Systems (HPFS) team operates and supports the Data Capacitor II, DC-WAN2, Slate, and Slate-Project high-performance file systems that are mounted on IU's research supercomputers. If you have questions about using your space on DC2, DC-WAN2, Slate, or Slate-Project, contact the HPFS team.
Advanced Visualization Lab systems and facilities
The Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) team operates and supports advanced media and interactive visualization systems and facilities that help IU researchers extract knowledge from their data, and enable IU students, educators, and artists express their creative visions. If you have questions about using an AVL system or facility, contact the AVL.
Programming tools and scientific, statistical, and mathematical software
The Research Applications and Deep Learning (RADL) team manages the site licenses for the scientific, statistical, and mathematical applications available on IU's research computing systems. If you need help or have questions about using any of the programming tools, or scientific, statistical, or mathematical applications on IU's research computing systems, contact the UITS Research Applications and Deep Learning team.
Bioinformatics and genome analysis software
The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) provides support for the bioinformatics and genome analysis software available on IU's research computing systems. If you need help or have questions about using the bioinformatics and genome analysis packages at IU, contact NCGAS.
GIS and remote sensing software
UITS Geographic Information System (GIS) Services provides access to GIS and remote sensing software, and technical support to users. For technical support or questions about GIS and remote sensing software across all IU campuses, contact UITS GIS Services.
Visualization and advanced media software
Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) consultants help with visualization, interaction, and advanced media software used in AVL facilities. To request help, contact the AVL.
The Research Applications and Deep Learning (RADL) team provides programming support to IU researchers, and can help migrate, optimize, and parallelize your advanced scientific code. To request programming support for your research project, contact the UITS Research Applications and Deep Learning team.
Short- and long-term consulting
The RADL, NCGAS, and AVL units also offer short- and long-term consulting services to help IU researchers effectively use scientific, statistical, mathematical, bioinformatics, genome analysis, and visualization software. RADL staff also provides extended consulting for researchers facing complicated, sophisticated programming challenges.
To inquire about each team's consulting services, use the contact links provided above.
HIPAA security consulting
UITS provides consulting and online help for Indiana University researchers, faculty, and staff who need help securely processing, storing, and sharing data containing protected health information (PHI). If you have questions about managing HIPAA-regulated data at IU, contact UITS HIPAA Consulting. To learn more about properly ensuring the safe handling of PHI on UITS systems, see the UITS IT Training video Securing HIPAA Workflows on UITS Systems. For additional details about HIPAA compliance at IU, see HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance
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