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Larry MacIntyre
University Communications

Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Media advisory: $32.7 million Data Center, new home to Big Red, to be dedicated Thursday

Nov. 4, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's $32.7 million Data Center will be formally dedicated by IU President Michael McRobbie in a ceremony Thursday (Nov. 5).

The new facility is designed to ensure the safety and security of IU's most prized networking, computer processing and data storage equipment, including IU's Big Red and Quarry supercomputers.

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Photo by Chris Meyer

The new Indiana University Data Center will be dedicated at a 3:30 p.m. ceremony tomorrow.

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Hundreds of guests are expected to gather on the Bloomington campus to celebrate and tour this new facility that will support teaching, research and administration on all Indiana University campuses while also increasing IU's competitiveness for research grants.

The public event will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Data Center, located at 2737 E. 10th St. in Bloomington. A reception and tours will immediately follow the ceremony.

The media availability will also be broadcast on the IU Video-Link. It will be also streamed live at

WHAT: Indiana University Data Center dedication ceremony, reception and tour.

WHO: IU President Michael McRobbie, IU Vice President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler and other guests.

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.

WHERE: IU Data Center, 2737 E. 10th St., Bloomington.

For more information, news media may contact Larry MacIntyre, University Communications, at 812-856-1172 or