February 16, 2017

Class for ‘BigDog’ supercomputer is Tuesday

“Big Dog,” the university’s cutting-edge supercomputer, is now available to faculty and students through the Office of Information and Technology (OIT).

OIT will offer faculty and students instruction on how to access and use this powerful research tool in January. Chet Langin, research coordinator, will lead a BigDog startup session on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. in Morris Library, Room 174. To register, contact Linda Hubbs at olindahubbs@siu.edu.

Access to BigDog is free for research to SIU Carbondale faculty and supervised students. Departments, faculty, or students with big projects that require lots of data, computing speed, memory, or storage are encouraged to ask about using BigDog for their research projects.

Langin can serve as an in-house expert. For more information about BigDog, contact Langin at research-computing@siu.edu.

Others are using BigDog or similar supercomputers to do advanced research in biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, physics, astronomy, and many other fields. More information about research computing and cyberinfrastructure is available here, and the application to apply for a BigDog account is here.