Big Red 2 Goes Online at IU Bloomington

Big Red 2 Goes Online at IU Bloomington


I-U is home to the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation.


New Super Computer at IU

A dedication ceremony took place Friday for Big Red II which is 25 times faster than the original, which was acquired in 2006.

The university‘s vice president of information technology, Brad Wheeler, says it can crunch a quadrillion pieces of data per second.

It is fully available for faculty, staff and students on all the campuses of I-U via the state‘s I-light network. Wheeler says I-U is partnered with many parts of the public sector, as well as the private sector who will be able to take advantage of Big Red.