The National Science Foundation’s first science and engineering research cloud is complete and its development was led by a team at Indiana University. Jetstream speeds up and simplifies the collaboration process and access to research data.
Researchers can tap into the platform for their work in fields such as biology, atmospheric science, earth science, economics and social sciences.
In November 2014, IU announced it had been awarded $6.6 million from the NSF for the project. The funding is just a portion of the $11 million over five years the school projects it could receive to support development.
IU’s partners include the University of Texas at Austin Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Arizona, University of Chicago Computation Institute, Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas at San Antonio and Cornell University. Others involved in Jetstream include Jackson State University, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina, the University of Hawai’i, Dell Inc. and Mathworks.
During an event Thursday on the Bloomington campus, leaders also publicly unveiled Big Red II+, which will provide what officials describe as "an environment dedicated to large-scale, compute-intensive research" as a compliment to IU’s Big Red II super-computer. IU also showcased The Diet, which is a joint collaboration between Data Vortex Technologies and the School of Informatics and Computing Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies. It is seen as an important technology for advancing breakthroughs in major application programs like molecular dynamics for drug design, social networks and national security.
School of Informatics and Computing Dean Raj Acharya says "IU’s high performance computing resources are second to none. They provide a distinct competitive advantage for our faculty at the School of Informatics and Computing across a wide range of research areas such as security, complex systems, intelligent systems engineering, and high performance computing."
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