Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will lead the ceremony. Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Paul Messina, director of science for Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, will offer additional remarks. A reception, tours and demonstrations will follow the ceremony.
Big Red II is the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation, capable of operating at a peak rate of one petaFLOPS, or one thousand trillion floating-point operations per second - 25 times faster than the university's original Big Red supercomputer, acquired in 2006.
Big Red II is the first one petaFLOPS supercomputer in the state of Indiana. Offering unmatched speed, Big Red II will help scientists and scholars accelerate breakthroughs in fields that are changing the way Hoosiers live, work, learn and grow.
With the purchase of Big Red II, Indiana University is again a leader in the use of high-speed and data-intensive computation for some of the most vital and complex research in the world.