Undergraduate students are welcome to apply for
accounts on IU's advanced computing systems.
January 25, 2012
IU has some of the most sophisticated cyberinfrastructure in
higher education -- and undergraduate students are welcome to apply for
accounts on advanced systems including the Quarry (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/quarry)
virtual machine environment, and the Big Red (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/big-red),
RockHopper (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/rockhopper), and Data Capacitor (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/data-capacitor)
parallel computing environments.
You can apply for an account for two different types of use:
- Undergraduate research projects (proposals from
individual undergraduate students with a faculty sponsor)
- Classroom use of IU’s advanced
cyberinfrastructure (proposals from faculty members who would like to use these
systems in classroom instruction)
Applications are intended to be brief, and will be acted on
quickly. The application process is based directly on the processes and
guidelines used for NSF proposals – to enable UITS to report its activities to
the NSF and other funding agencies effectively, and as a form of early practice
for future researchers who may apply to the NSF or other federal funding
agencies for grant funding.
The undergraduate research project application should
include the following in a single PDF file:
- The IU network ID (username) and a two page
biographical sketch of the undergraduate researcher in the NSF format (see item
“f. Biographical Sketch(es)” in http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/papp/gpg_2.jsp)
-- applications from groups of undergrad researchers should include a bio for
each student involved.
- A letter from a faculty sponsor indicating their
supervisory role for the proposed undergraduate research project
- A two page biographical sketch of the faculty
The faculty use in a class project application should
include the following, with the proposal and bio as a single PDF file and the
class roster as a separate Excel spreadsheet:
- An appendix with the full names and IU network
IDs (usernames) of the students in the class
Please email your application – and any questions about the
application process – to cesg [at] iu [dot] edu.
The due date for spring 2012 applications is February 15,
2012. We expect to approve all clearly written requests, provided we have
sufficient capacity on IU systems to support them. Undergrads at IU regional
campuses are especially encouraged to apply.
This process is overseen by the Collaboration and Engagement
Support team of the Research Technologies Division of UITS, and executed as
part of its mission of support for IU cyberinfrastructure and as part of the
Pervasive Technology Institute’s efforts to foster a well-educated 21st
century workforce in the US.