IU celebrates new $32M data center with tours



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Architects hope IU's new Data Center, set to open at the end of 2009, will look like the conceptual drawing made in 2008. The center will house Big Red, IU's supercomputer that is currently located in an old elementary school. Buy Photos



Hundreds of people are expected Thursday at the IU Data Center's formal dedication, which will include a reception and tours of the bunkered, concrete building.

The center houses IU servers, data storage units and computers, including supercomputers called Big Red and Quarry. It is also charged with protecting IU systems that handle course records, degrees and financial information.

The university says the new building is the largest data center among Indiana colleges.

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