At IU, what research computing services are available?
The Research Technologies (RT) division of UITS offers a wide range of resources and services to students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University, including the following:
- Access to IU's supercomputers, general purpose Unix
systems, visualization systems, and data storage systems; see:
- At IU, what supercomputer systems are available for academic research?
- What is a distributed storage service, and what services are available at IU?
- At IU, what visualization facilities are available at or from the AVL?
To request an account on an Indiana University research system, use the Account Management Service (AMS); see At IU, if I already have some computing accounts, how do I get others? Account availability depends on your eligibility. For eligibility information, see the Research system accounts section in What computing accounts are available at IU?
Note: To prepare for the upcoming retirement of Big Red, no new Big Red accounts will be created after May 3, 2013. If you have a Big Red account as of May 3, you will still be able to access and use the system until your account is migrated to Big Red II. If you have questions or concerns contact the High Performance Systems group.
- Consulting services for high-performance computing, bioinformatics
computing, data storage, data visualization, telecollaboration,
digital library technologies, digital conversion, and statistical and
mathematical computing (e.g., SPSS, SAS, MATLAB)
- Support services for installing, maintaining, and using
departmental Unix and Linux systems
- Consulting for life science researchers funded through the
Indiana Genomics Initiative
- Up to 5 TB of additional file storage space on the Scholarly Data
Archive (SDA), available upon request
- A variety of research software; see At IU, what software is available on the research computing systems?
Consulting services and computing cycles are offered to students, faculty, and staff as baseline services through university funding without any direct charge. However, some services (such as requests to maintain personal/departmental workstations and software for such workstations) may be on a charge-back basis. See Research Technologies (RT) Chargeback Services Policy for details.
Consulting services for an extended period of time (over 20 hours) require a signed agreement between the researcher and UITS. For more, see "Guidelines for and terms of Research Technologies extended consulting services" in RT Policy on Prioritization of Work.
For more on research computing services available at IU, see the Research Technologies News page.
For more information about RT, see the UITS Research Technologies page.
Last modified on April 12, 2013.