The mission of the Research Technologies division of UITS is to develop, deliver, and support advanced technology solutions that improve productivity of and enable new possibilities in research, scholarly endeavors, and creative activity at Indiana University and beyond; and to complement this with education and technology translation activities to improve the quality of life of people in Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Indiana University is enabling new types of research, pedagogy, creative activity, and community impact by implementing and supporting one of the world's foremost university research cyberinfrastructures. This cyberinfrastructure combines deep human expertise, world-class supercomputer, storage, and visualization systems, and computer science and informatics tools to address the needs of researchers, artists, scholars, clinicians, and engineers at IU and at the state, national, and international levels. Embodying a philosophy of abundance, access to these resources is provided without charge to members of the university community. IU’s cyberinfrastructure matters to over 150 scientific disciplines and the artistic and scholarly community of IU as a whole.
The most significant new news for Research Technologies is the dedication of IU’s 1 petaflop supercomputer – the first university owned, university funded 1 petaflop supercomputer in the world. For more information on Big Red II, see the Big Red II at Indiana University page.
For more information see Information technology in support of research, scholarship, and creative activities: A strategic plan for Research Technologies and other portions of the Research Technologies web pages.