IU will provide crucial services for two powerful new supercomputing systems recently funded by the National Science Foundation, bringing jobs and resources to the state. (touch for more >>)

Supported by a $6 million NSF grant, the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin and its partners will design, build and deploy Wrangler, a data analysis and management system for the national open science community, a group whose mission is to make research and data available to all. IU will provide data access reliability and security for Wrangler by replicating its 10 petabyte disk storage system in the IU Data Center.

The NSF has also awarded $12 million to the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California to deploy Comet, the world’s first virtualized high performance computing cluster. IU’s Geoffrey Fox, distinguished professor of computer science and informatics and principal investigator of the NSF’s FutureGrid project, is a strategic partner for the Comet project.

“I am delighted for IU to partner closely with Texas and San Diego to create essential tools for truly massive data,” said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for IT and chief information officer. “The advanced skills of our research technology staff and critical infrastructure like the IU Data Center and Big Red II enable us to be a partner of choice in these large national projects, and that brings resources and jobs to Indiana.”

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