Big Red II: Working at the speed of innovation
Big Red II will help researchers accelerate breakthroughs in fields that are changing the way Hoosiers live, work, learn, and grow. The Cray XE6/XK7 supercomputer is capable of one thousand trillion floating-point operations per second, or one petaFLOPS, making it the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the world. Offering unmatched speed, the new system restores IU as a leader in the use of high-speed and data-intensive computation for some of the world's most vital and complex research.
Big Red II combines the longstanding leadership of Cray supercomputers with IU-developed technology. It also represents a substantial capability leap forward over its predecessor, Big Red, and boasts several next-generation features:
- More than 21,000 processor cores and high-performance GPUs
- Cray Gemini Interconnect
- NVIDIA GPU accelerators
- AMD processors with 16 cores each
Big Red II: Technical specs
- Facts about Big Red and IU’s advanced cyberinfrastructure
- What are IU faculty and leaders saying about Big Red II?
- Big Red II FAQ
- Big Red II is one of many historic firsts in information technology and informatics at IU.