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Information Technology at Purdue (ITAP)
(for Fiscal Year 2002-03)

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ENTERPRISE
E-mail transactions delivered per day 1,000,000
ITaP Web pages accessed per day 75,000
Commodity bandwidth available to campus (in megabits per second) 500
Size of network traffic per day (in terabits) 27
Active network connections 29,000
Buildings networked* 204
Buildings with wireless network access 140
Wireless access points 1,100
Number of telephone lines 21,000
Number of telephone calls delivered per day 235,000
   
LEARNING
Academic Classrooms on Network
269 (100%)
Media-Enhanced Classrooms
180 (67%)
Instructional labs**
226
Instructional lab Computers**
5,236
ITaP instructional lab users per day
20,000
ITaP instructional lab use per semester (in hours)
More than 1.2 million
Pages printed in ITaP instructional labs daily per semester 118,356
Courses using WebCT
1800 (45%)
Student population having used WebCT More than 34,000 (88%)
Remote connections to server-based educational applications (Spring 2003)
56,667

 

 
DATA STORAGE (IN TERABYTES)
Research
35.0 TB
Instructional
14.0 TB
 Enterprise
7.7 TB
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC) RESOURCES
Number of HPC Processors
336
Amount of HPC Memory (in gigabits)
672
Number of Nodes
69
Jobs run 80,452
CPU hours used
2,052,836
Number of active accounts
218
   
CLUSTER COMPUTING RESOURCES  
Number of Linux clusters 23
Number of nodes 1124
Jobs run 95,134
CPU hours used 2,782,285
Number of active accounts 87
   
DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING RESOURCES***
Number of workstations used
912
Jobs run 16,232
CPU hours used 137,588
Number of active accounts 9
   
INTERNET 2® UTILIZATION****
Distibuted terascale computing capability (in teraflops)*****
1.7
Bandwidth available to researchers (in gigabits per second)***** 1-2
Number of Times Access Grid scheduled 79
Number of Hours Access Grid utilized 327.5

*Includes any campus building with network access, regardless of building size or number of data connections.

**Figures are based upon actual data provided by the academic schools and ITaP

***Distributed Computing resources were not available the entire year due to system development and testing.

****Internet2® is a not-for-profit consortium, led by over 200 US universities, developing and deploying advanced network applications and technology, accelerating the creation of tomorrows Internet. (http://www.internet2.edu)

*****Using I-Light (Indiana's Optical Fiber Network), Purdue and IU HPC resources form the Indiana Distributed Terascale Facility, which is capable of providing 1.7 TF of computational power using 1-2 gigabits per second in available bandwidth


Source: Office of the Vice President for Information Technology


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