As IU’s old supercomputer heads off into the sunset, we’ve got your big data needs covered.
You knew it was coming. When IU announced that its latest supercomputer, Big Red 200, will be fully operational on IU’s bicentennial anniversary of January 20, 2020, we began our long goodbye to its predecessor, Big Red II.
The highly successful Big Red II Cray supercomputer, which began service in 2013 but is becoming obsolete, will be retired from service on December 15, 2019.
Requests for new software installations are currently being redirected to Big Red 3, unless the requested software has requirements specific to Big Red II.
More retirement details:
- You will not be able to login to Big Red II after December 15
- Data in the home directories of Big Red II will remain accessible from the other IU supercomputers (Big Red 3, Carbonate, and Karst)
- Big Red 3 features include approximately three times more compute capacity than Big Red II+