Big Red 200, Indiana University's new artificial intelligence supercomputer, was dedicated as part of IU's Bicentennial event, "A Day of Commemoration: IU's 200th Anniversary" on January 20, 2020.
With this latest high-performance computing acquisition, IU is now home to the state of Indiana's fastest supercomputer. How fast is Big Red 200? It would take everyone in the state of Indiana more than 28 years—performing one calculation per second 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—to perform the same number of calculations that Big Red 200 can do in just one second. It is almost 300 times faster than the original Big Red supercomputer from 15 years ago.
The new supercomputer is the latest major milestone in IU's leadership in pushing the boundaries of computing to advance world-class research.
Big Red 200 will be the first of Cray's revolutionary new Shasta supercomputers installed anywhere in the world. Larger versions of these systems will be installed over the next few years at a number of the federal Department of Energy's laboratories as part of the Exascale Computing Project, which aims to develop the world's fastest supercomputers with Exascale speeds in excess of 1018 calculations per second.
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