Indiana University is home to a new $37 million cyberinfrastructure facility that could prove vitally important to our future national security.

According to Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, “Cyberinfrastructure is the complex integration using high speed networks of geographically distributed services, supercomputers, massive data storage devices and a diverse array of research devices from high-powered microscopes to DNA sequencing arrays to radio and optical telescopes. And on top of all of this is an extensive set of research, educational and administrative applications and services.”

The new facility is adjacent to two other recent IT investments at IU, the $32.7 million IU Data Center that houses more than 1,000 computer servers, and the $10 million IU Innovation Center, which is home to university researchers, start-up companies and IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute. It features a collaborative, open-space office design, numerous spaces for teleconferencing, three telepresence rooms, 36 “focus booths” for meetings and private discussions, and abundant soft- and bar-style seating to encourage work throughout the building. The CIB design also represents a significant investment in green infrastructure with its employee bicycle garage, locker rooms with showers and storage, solar panels and grounds landscaped for water capture.

Source: IU News Room