Cyber Center

Research - Overview

The Cyber Center is leveraging the expertise of existing groups on campus, the Indiana Center for Database Systems (ICDS), the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC), the Purdue Regional Visualization and Analytics Center (PURVAC), the Computer Research Institute (CRI), and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) to build tightly coupled teams to address the major areas of cyberinfrastructure within the Cyber Center: high-end computing and distributed systems, data modeling and mining, visualization and analysis, networking and security, middleware and applications development, and education and engagement. Each of these areas will be led by a strong team of researchers and developers who will collaborate on proposals with other Discovery Park Centers, other researchers on campus and with other institutions nationally.

High-end Computing

Cyber Center's support for high-end computing will include creating novel parallel computer architectures, associated compilers and systems software and parallel numerical algorithms, and benchmarking and performance evaluation of tools.

Applications and Middleware

Cyber Center is involved in fostering research in Web services, semantic Web, and Grid services, in providing computation as a utility, and in establishing scientific research grids for Cyber Infrastructure activities with access through the TeraGrid.

Networking, Security and Privacy

Cyber Center will ensure that Cyber Infrastructure applications are being developed and deployed in a secure fashion and will leverage the strengths of CERIAS in its multidisciplinary approach to security challenges and extend it to Cyber Infrastructure.

Virtualization, Management, and Provisioning

Cyber Center enables Virtualization to develop and realize Cyber Infrastructure, complex provisioning framework for Cyber Infrastructure, and dynamic pools of virtual resources that can be aggregated on-demand and reconfigured on the fly.

Information Analysis and Visualization

Cyber Center enables users to analyze and view data using cutting edge visualization tools which have access to the data through the underlying enabling of the Cyber Infrastructure.

About Us

The Cyber Center at Purdue University will provide a venue for all IT-related research, hardware, software, and staffing to come together in a single venue allowing new discoveries that can have immediate impact on discovery, learning, and engagement.


Cyber Center
Young Hall
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907