About IU's technology environment
IU's cutting-edge technology environment reflects our commitment to innovation in service of teaching, learning, and research.
IU Data Center
The 88,000 sq. ft. Data Center is an earthen berm, meaning it’s built partially underground. It has only a few secure entry points (with no windows to the outside), and is designed to withstand flooding, power outages, and even an F5 tornado.
The Data Center contains two 16 cylinder 2,220HP Indiana-made Cummins diesel engines and 1.5MW generators with space for a third expansion unit. A 10,000 gallon diesel fuel tank is buried inside the security perimeter.
Big Red II
Fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation when acquired (2013)
Provides high-speed and data-intensive computation for research in medicine, physics, chemistry, bioinformatics, and other sciences and humanities
Cray XK capable of one quadrillion floating point operations per second (one petaFLOPS)
21,000 processor cores