President McRobbie stated in his state of the University in 2013 that universities have three missions: the creation of knowledge, the dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation of knowledge. Internet bandwidth is one measure of the amount of data that is used to create, disseminate, and preserve knowledge and scholarship at IU. The devices connected to our network all consume available bandwidth and allow scholarship to be disseminated from person to person.
Researchers at IU have more data available to them than ever before. To be able to draw meaningful insights from this data, they may make use of high performance computing systems like BigRedII, Jetstream, and Karst. We measure the speed of these systems in teraFLOPS and we anticipate having in aggregate 10 teraFLOPS of capacity of research computing power available by 2020.Go to accessible version of this data.