IU Cyberinfrastructure Showcased

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<strong>Bloomington, Ind. &mdash; Nov. 17</strong><br />Information technology leaders and experts from around the world will learn the role Indiana University&#39;s cyberinfrastructure plays in scholarly innovation, creative activity and research during the SC08 supercomputing conference, held this week in Austin, Texas.<br /><br />The exhibit, “Foundations for Innovation: Gateways to Insight,” will showcase IU&#39;s activities in national grids and cyberinfrastructure activities; research technologies in support of the life sciences and projects related to digital libraries, arts and humanities.<br /><br />”Indiana University celebrates and values its rich and glorious tradition in the arts and humanities as well as its accomplishments and leadership in advanced information technologies and cyberinfrastructure,” said Craig Stewart, IU associate dean for research technologies. “Our SC08 exhibit honors the nexus of these institutional fortes.”<br /><br />IU technologists, artists and musicians will take center stage during the opening night gala.<br /><br />Visitors can also learn about the IU supercomputers &mdash; Big Red and Quarry &mdash; and the new data center nearing completion on the IU Bloomington campus.<br /><br />”IU&#39;s supercomputing efforts are a foundation for innovation providing the power, tools, expertise and the facilities to support novel research, creative activity, and scholarly excellence,” Stewart said. “These tools, in conjunction with an environment of collaboration supported at the highest levels of the university, provide the gateways for insight that lay the groundwork for future advances.”<br /><br />Other presentations include overviews of IU&#39;s innovations and contributions in the life sciences, polar and meteorological research and open grid computing environments. <br />

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