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Last modified: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Media advisory: IU wins major NSF grant to create nationwide super-computer research network

Sept. 9, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana University will announce a major National Science Foundation Award to lead a nationwide super-computing research project among several U.S. universities to create the next generation of super-computing networks.

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President McRobbie with Big Red.

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IU won the grant in a competition that pitted it against several of the nation's leading information-technology research institutions.

University officials will also discuss how key investments by the Lilly Endowment and Indiana General Assembly over the past 10 years created the cyberinfrastructure that put Indiana University in position to successfully bid for this project.

WHAT: News conference to outline details of a National Science Foundation award to Indiana University as lead researcher for a super-computing research project involving nine other national and international research institutions.

WHO: Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology; Bobby Schnabel, IU interim vice president for research and dean of the School of Informatics.

ALSO: If technology permits, IU President Michael A. McRobbie will teleconference from China, where he is participating in Gov. Daniels' economic development tour.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

WHERE: Atrium, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (ICTC Building), 535 W. Michigan Street, IUPUI campus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Opportunities to shoot photos/video of the IU global research network operations center will be made available.

PARKING: Marked media vehicles may park on the left-hand side loading zone of the circular drive at the main entrance. Leave flashers on. Other visitor parking is available at the North Street Garage, 819 W. North Street.

For more information, news media may contact Larry MacIntyre, assistant vice president, University Communications, at 812-856-1172,; or Christine Fitzpatrick, external relations representative, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, 317-278-1818,