Time-lapse Video of Big Red 200 Cray Supercomputer at Indiana University

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In this video, technicians install the Big Red 200 supercomputer at Indiana University. IU is the first university to deploy a Cray Shasta system, the Cray Slingshot interconnect and Cray Urika AI Suite for Shasta, providing its engineers, researchers and scientists powerful resources for the next era of computing. The new supercomputer will be instrumental in the University’s exploration and advancement of AI in education, cybersecurity, medicine, environmental science and more.

The new Cray Shasta system is a necessary addition to support Indiana University’s future research endeavors in solving some of the most pressing challenges facing the people of Indiana and our world. We’ve entered an age where AI is poised to transform the future of many industries–from healthcare to cybersecurity–and we’re confident the latest technology from Cray will meet our needs for a computing infrastructure that will build on the promise of AI in Indiana,” said Brad Wheeler, VP for information technology and CIO at Indiana University. “AI brings a whole new level of insight to our researchers and with Big Red 200, we look forward to uncovering more ways we can use AI to solve societal challenges, scientific queries and further education.”

Big Red 200 Highlights:

  • System architecture: Cray Shasta
  • Peak performance: 5.9 Petaflops
  • Processor: 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors
  • AI Accelerators: NVIDIA V100 GPUs
  • Interconnect: Cray Slingshot
  • AI Software: Cray Urika AI Suite for Shasta

Big Red 200, named to celebrate the University’s bicentennial, will replace its predecessor, the “Big Red II” a Cray XK7 supercomputer. With new high-performance computing capabilities, including 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors, the new Cray Shasta supercomputer will be the platform for researchers to advance the use of AI across diverse research areas and in the University’s three Grand Challenges initiative to solve local as well as global issues: Precision Health, Prepared for Environmental Change, and Responding to the Addictions Crisis.

In this video, researchers describe how the Big Red 200 supercomputer at Indiana University will enable new science and discovery.

Big Red 200 is pushing the boundaries of high-performance computing. The supercomputer is changing the game for IU researchers by delivering resources that power discoveries that affect the state and the nation.

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  1. Darren Blom says

    You don’t have a link to the time lapse video in this article. The other video is linked twice.

  2. Does the new Cray Shasta system use the K8S orachestration for scheduling ML/DL workloads?
    Additionally, what is the interconnect technology?