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Ready Set Robots Camp

Ready, Set, Robots! Camp

Ready, Set, Robots! introduces teens to technology-related fields and concepts including computer programming, high performance computing, and networking. Participants (grades 7-12) program LEGO® Mindstorm® robots for a mission to "Mars." Camps take place June 4-5, June 25-26, and July 16-17 2015.

Big Red II - The FridayZone

WTIU's "The Friday Zone" gets up close and personal with Big Red II

IU's powerful supercomputer Big Red II is featured on an episode of The Friday Zone, an Emmy-award-winning weekly children's television show produced by WTIU Public Television at IU Bloomington. UITS Research Technologies' Matt Link gives the grand tour, inspiring more area girls and boys to get excited about technology.

Big Red II

Big Red II: Embracing the spirit of Indiana University 

Big Red II helps researchers accelerate new breakthroughs in fields that are changing the way we live, work, learn, and grow. The Cray XE6/XK7 supercomputer is capable of one petaFLOPS, making it one of the fastest university-owned and operated supercomputers in the world.

Big Red II Installation

Installation of Big Red II at Indiana University 

Time lapse video of Cray engineers and UITS staff bringing Big Red II to life at Indiana University

Penguin On Demand

Penguin Computing and Indiana University

Craig Stewart, Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute, and Associate Dean of Research Technologies discusses the partnership between Penguin Computing and Indiana University.

More information at Penguin Computing at Indiana University may be found at the Penguin On Demand site

WTHR Story

Craig Stewart on WTHR

PTI director Craig Stewart appears on WTHR 13 to talk about IU's Super Computer "Big Red."

IU Data Center

The IU Data Center

Encompassing 82,700 gross square feet, including three 11,000-square-foot computer equipment rooms the IU Data Center was designed to withstand flooding, power outages or an F5 tornado.

The new facility is the largest data center among higher education institutions in the state of Indiana, and among the largest regionally. The Data Center will protect computers, servers and data storage units holding more than 2.8 petabytes of information, computer processing and data storage equipment.

For more information about the Indiana University Data Center, visit


Ready, Set, Robots! PTI Summer Technology Workshop (2010) 

Indiana high school students with an interest in computer technology, programming or networking worked alongside IU technology professionals to program their own robots during the Pervasive Technology Institute's Fun, Sun and Robots! Summer Technology Workshop.


Inspiring Tomorrow's Technology Leaders, M.E.A.P 

The Minority Engineering Advancement Program (M.E.A.P) is a a summer workshop for children grades 6 through 12. MEAP provides an opportunity for students that are interested in math and science to explore educational and career paths for engineering and technology fields. Students have fun while being introduced to many university and industry areas and participating in hands-on projects and activities. The workshop is designed for students that are underrepresented in engineering and technology careers.

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Campus Bridging

Campus Bridging

What is Campus Bridging and what is XSEDE doing about it?

Rich Knepper gives a talk about Campus Bridging at the XSEDE12 conference in Chicago.

This event was put on by XSEDE July 16-19, 2012

For information about XSEDE, visit

Craig Stewart on XSEDE

Craig Stewart on XSEDE's Campus Bridging Efforts

Dr. Craig Stewart of Indiana University and Dr. Marcus Alfred of Howard University discuss XSEDE's (The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) goal of Campus Bridging as a means of making research easier across the scientific community. Specifically, the XSEDE Compatible Cluster Kit, a Rocks Rolls distribution, has been developed to make it easier for research and admins to have an XSEDE compatible resource at their own institutions.

For information about XSEDE, visit

Campus Bridging

Living cyberinfrastructures and their impact on scientific research

RT Manager for Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure Rich Knepper presented a talk at the International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in E-science and E-humanities, Leipzig, Germany, in June 2014 titled “Living cyberinfrastructures and their impact on scientific research.” He explored the evolving model of center-based cyberinfrastructure and some of the challenges that attend that model. 

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High Performance File Systems

BigData DC

Data Movement & Storage (Data Capacitor WAN Filesystem)

Justin Miller gives a talk about Data Movement & Storage (Data Capacitor WAN Filesystem) at the Big Data for Science workshop held at the Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University.

This event was put on by PTI's Digital Science Center July 26th - July 30th, 2010.

For information about IU's Data Capacitor, visit

For slides from this video or more information about the Big Data for Science Workshop, click here -


IU & Whamcloud: Partnership to advance Lustre WAN

Stephen Simms talks about how Indiana University partnering with Whamcloud will help advance IU's pioneering work in the use of Lustre over Wide Area Networks (WANs).

For more information, read the IU news release

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High Throughput Computing

High Throughput Medicine

High Throughput Medicine

What does an OSG Operations insider do when approached by a local campus researcher with a big computing problem? After spending nearly 10 years in OSG Operations and monitoring millions of test and validation jobs, how did the OSG Operations and Production Manager handle a real-world scientific workflow? Come and find out.

Rob Quick, the OSG Operations Area Coordinator, discusses high throughput medicine.

Rob Quick

Rob Quick discusses the European Grid Initiative 

Rob Quick, manager of the High Throughput Computing Group at Indiana University discusses the European Grid Initiative conference with GridCast.

Polar Research (CBRI)

Justin Miller - Operation IceBridge

Cold Science: Managing NASA's polar ice sheet data 

UITS Research Technologies' Justin Miller discusses Indiana University's impact on Operation IceBridge, NASA's six-year airborne survey of polar ice.

For more information on Operation IceBridge, please visit their website

IU Supports Operation IceBridge

IU Supports Operation IceBridge 

Indiana University provides computational and storage systems for NASA's Operation IceBridge.

NASA's Operation IceBridge images Earth's polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system.

For more information on Operation IceBridge, please visit their website

Polar Grid

Polar Grid

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Polar Grid is an advanced cyberinfrastructure used to support polar science research and provide educational opportunities for student scientists.

3D Icesheet

A 3D model of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Polar Grid - A 3D model of the Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Video - The Bedrock Beneath

NASA | The Bedrock Beneath

Our understanding of what lies beneath the world's biggest ice sheet has taken another leap forward. In this video we strip away Antarctic ice to reveal a new, and much more detailed map of the bedrock below. This map, called Bedmap2, was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey and incorporates millions of new measurements, including substantial data sets from NASA's ICESat satellite and an airborne mission called Operation IceBridge.

This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: 

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Advanced Biomedical IT Core

Modern Medical Research Systems

The Big Needs, Thinking, and Possibilities of Medical Research and its Data

William Barnett, Ph.D. is a leading expert on modern research systems. In this video, Bill discusses why technology systems and teams are increasingly being integrated into the design of research initiatives, how collaboration is happening with new research systems, how researchers and technology teams can work together to achieve research goals, and how the research workforce is evolving. Bill is the Director of Science Community Tools (Research Technologies) at Indiana University.

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Genomics Video

IU Supercomputing Center for Genomics Research 

In this video Bill Barnett and Craig Stewart discuss the IU Supercomputing Center for Genomics Research and its role in aiding biologists in gene research

Genomics Video

Craig Stewart Discusses New NCGAS Services 

Dr. Craig Stewart of Indiana University discusses new services provided by the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS). These services include grant writing assistance for biological research and data management plans.

For more information on NCGAS, see

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Research Analytics

Indiana GIS Service

The Indiana GIS Service

In this video Anna Radue and Justin Paul Peters discuss the Indiana GIS service.

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Science Gateways Group


The Open Gateway Computing Environment

Adobe Connect video talk given by Marlon Pierce on The Open Gateway Computing Environment: Experiences Developing Tools for Scientific Communities in the Apache Software Foundation

This talk was sponsored by the Data to Insight Center Seminar Series 

Current D2I Seminar Series Schedule

Data to Insight Center Events

ApacheCon NA - Marlon Pierce

Apache Airavata: Building Gateways to innovation

Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce, Lahiru Gunathilake

ApacheCon NA 2013

Apache In Science

Apacha NA Talk

Apache Student Induction: Catalyzing Collaborative Student Research Projects

Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce, Shahani Markus Weerawarana

ApacheCon NA 2013

Commnity Over Code

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Brilliant Minds @ IU

Brilliant Minds at IU Bloomington: Imag(in)ing Science

Brilliant Minds is a series of short videos showcasing the research and creativity of faculty at Indiana University Bloomington. This video features faculty members from across campus who collaborated to explore the common ground shared between the visual arts and science.

IQ Tilt

IQ Tilt System Construction Timelapse 

This was our latest tech project in 2012. It is a 2x2 or 4 times HD display using Nvidia Mosaic technology to accelerate 3D apps across all 4 screens as one. The Touch overlay is custom from PQ-Labs and it can understand 32 points of touch.

Wernert - Paraview

Scalable and Distributed Visualization using Paraview

Eric Wernert gives a talk about scalable and distributed visualization using Paraview at the Big Data for Science workshop held at the Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University.

This event was put on by PTI's Digital Science Center July 26th - July 30th, 2010.

For more information on visualization, visit:

For slides from this video or more information about the Big Data for Science Workshop, click

Universe of Questions

A Universe of Questions - 3D Visualization

"A Universe of Questions" examines how astronomers and astrophysicists employ computational science to assist in their study of galaxy formations and other astrological phenomena.

Investigating Hidden Worlds

Investigating Hidden Worlds (3D) 

Supercomputers are among the newest tools being used by biologists to simulate and visualize extremely small molecules interacting at incredibly fast speeds. "Investigating Hidden Worlds" examines these two phenomena using animations and narration that emphasize the ability of supercomputers to "see" very small objects and to slow down time.

Leading the Way

LEADing The Way Into the Future (3D)

The objective of this video is to raise awareness about the broad reach of atmospheric science on our daily lives and to inform people how advanced computing environments such as the TeraGrid are being used to improve forecasting.

Seeing in 3D

Seeing in 3D (3D)

"Seeing in 3D" discusses the basics of stereoscopic human vision, examines the most common types of S3D displays available today, and even asserts a humorous look into the future.