IIHR’s state-of-the-art computing resources support the institute’s world-class education and research. Our high-performance computer clusters facilitate research with multiple processors performing concurrent jobs in parallel to speed up the computation process. In addition, computer resources collect, analyze, and store research data, and in many cases make information publicly accessible online in near real time.
IIHR has been a leader in bringing high-performance computing (HPC) to the University of Iowa, where large node distributed memory systems are currently in use. IIHR’s codes are implemented on Nvidia Kepler/Xeon Phi highly parallel systems and within various cloud computing environments.
Beginning with the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), IIHR has made it a priority to share information and research data online in an easy-to-access and user-friendly interface. Other online information platforms make it easy to learn about water quality, aquifer pumping test data and results, best management practice (BMP) implementation and the development of community flood resilience through the Iowa Watershed Approach, and more.