IU’s earliest computers accelerated the speed of research, but also required faculty members to be as adept with the technology as they were with their areas of scholarship.
Today, IU’s supercomputers are many times faster and more powerful—and the research is more and more technology intensive. UITS helps researchers take full advantage of IU’s high performance computing resources and related networks to address the world’s most pressing problems, to create new knowledge, and to preserve and make accessible knowledge of all types.
As IU celebrates its bicentennial, UITS will acquire a new AI supercomputer named for the historic milestone. IU researchers are using supercomputers as part of the Grand Challenges Program to tackle cancer and environmental change.
UITS supports knowledge preservation by digitizing precious objects from the Lilly Library’s renowned collection and petabytes of media through the Media Digitization & Preservation Initiative.
UITS is proud to accelerate the work of IU faculty to investigate today’s important questions and preserve knowledge for the future.