Indiana University has significant strengths relevant to hypersonics, thanks to its School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and to the IU Pervasive Technology Institute. Areas of strength include parallel programming, supercomputing systems and facilities, and software that facilitates the use of advanced supercomputers, created and deployed by IU’s Science Gateways Research Center, a part of the Pervasive Technology Institute.
Centers and institutes
Pervasive Technology Institute
The Pervasive Technology Institute transforms innovations in cyberinfrastructure, computer science, and information technology into robust tools enabling breakthroughs in research, scholarship, and artistic creation; delivers such tools and supports their use in academic and private sector contexts; aids the growth of the Indiana economy; and helps build Indiana’s 21st-century workforce. The institute is ideally positioned to aid and partner with NSWC Crane and the National Security Technology Accelerator on machine learning, strategic missions, and design assurance, modeling, and simulation.
IU's Research Technologies division develops, delivers, and supports advanced technology solutions that enable new possibilities in research, scholarly endeavors, and creative activity at Indiana University and beyond. Supercomputers at IU include two clusters for high throughput computing, Karst and Carbonate, and 2 HPC systems for highly scalable applications, Big Red II, Big Red II+, and Big Red 200, a Cray supercomputer of approximately 6 petaFLOPS that will replace Big Red II in 2020.
Science Gateways Research Center
The Science Gateways Research Center accelerates research, discovery, and scientific collaboration through the creation, integration, and operation of science gateways and advanced middleware. These tools enable engineers, scientists, and students to perform extremely sophisticated analyses using advanced supercomputers, cloud systems, data sources in ways that are secure and reproducible. The center operates Apache Airavata as a cloud-based platform as a service for its collaborators.
Digital Science Center
Making supercomputing—and all advanced cyberinfrastructure tools—more effective for public- and private-sector researchers is a key activity of the Digital Science Center. The center explores new applications related to the most cutting-edge grid and cloud technologies, and is working to define some of the most powerful new computational techniques available. These techniques will drive the future of U.S. industry and scientific research.
Geoffrey C Fox
Director, Digital Science Center
Big data distributed systems, including parallel machine learning applied to health and other areas
Director, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research Technologies
High performance computing, storage, and cloud resources
Associate Vice President, UITS Research Technologies
High performance computing, cyberinfrastructure, data storage and visualization
Director, Science Gateways Research Center
Scalable cyberinfrastructure, web- and cloud-scale distribution systems
Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute
Cyberinfrastructure services in economic development, training, education, and outreach
Chair, Intelligent Systems Engineering
Hypersonics, data science, intelligent computer engineering, cyberphysical systems