Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning
PTI researchers introduce new tool to support faster execution of data mining applications implemented as MapReduce programs.
Indiana University is enabling new types of research, pedagogy, creative activity, and community impact by building one of the world's foremost research computing environments. This environment combines deep human expertise, robust systems and services, and advances in computer science and informatics to address the needs of researchers and their collaborators on the local, national, and international stage.
At the heart of IU's cyberinfrastructure are its robust and reliable systems and services provided by the Research Computing division of UITS. These are the tools that enable computing research experimentation and implementation, and which amplify the talents and visions of local and national researchers. IU's cyberinfrastructure combines world-class supercomputing systems, storage systems, networking, and visualization systems with proven professional training, consultation, and support.
A very general diagram of the IU cyberinfrastructure:
IU in the National Context
The Indiana University cyberinfrastructure takes advantage of Indiana University's multicampus structure, and in particular leverages the robust research campuses in Indianapolis and Bloomington, the hardened data centers located in Informatics Communications Technology Complex (ICTC) in Indianapolis and the planned new Data Center in Indianapolis, and the I-Light network.
The IU cyberinfrastructure depends on use of high-speed Force10 switches as a "machine room backplane" providing fully nonblocking interconnections among any of the scholarly cyberinfrastructure systems within each Data Center (Bloomington and Indianapolis), and use of the I-Light high speed optical network to connect the Indianapolis and Bloomington data centers with each other, with the Purdue/West Lafayette campus, and with national and international networks such as Abilene and the TeraGrid network.
This diagram places the IU cyberinfrastructure within the context of the US and international networks supporting research and scholarship: