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Indiana University is set to rise to the top of the flops among the world's academic institutions as it aims to break through the petaflops barrier with its upcoming "Big Red II" supercomputer using a Cray XK7 hardware - at least as gauged by raw computing power, and specifically those that foot their own bill for machines. …


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  2. LoPath

    Good thing it's not in Pennsylvania

    Otherwise, it would have peta-files too!

  3. asdf

    There's more than corn in Indiana!

    Remember the corn field scene in the movie Casino? Supposedly that happened in Indiana as well. The Indiana tourism board should run with the campaign, Indiana come see all the bodies the Chicago mob buried here!.

  4. whuffie
    Headmaster test the meddle (surely metal?)

    (surely mettle?)

  5. sprag

    Indiana University

    The data center pictured is already built -- I've got machines in it. Unfortunately Big Red (and its successor) are in another part of the building so I can't go and gawk at it.

    The word on the street is that the machine will cost on the order of $7.5 million.

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Indiana University

      Pictures! Or it didn't happen...

      Sprag, thanks for the info.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The computer will cost $7.5 million, including installation and prepaid maintenance, according to Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology. Funding will come from indirect cost recovery on sponsored research contracts and grants, he said.

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