Gerry McCartney

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A new security center opening at the Purdue Research Park will employ university students to help keep the state government safe from cyber criminals.

The State of Indiana Security Operations Center is part of the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a cybersecurity partnership among the multiple state agencies, Intel Security, Purdue and other private sector partners that identifies threats to state computer systems.

Purdue Wifi Expands Downtown

Jun 22, 2015
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Purdue Air Link wireless internet is now available off-campus. The network has been expanded to areas of Lafayette and West Lafayette that already carry city wifi. People who have Purdue accounts can log on to PAL in places like Tapawingo Park, the West Lafayette Farmer’s Market, Lafayette’s Main Street, and the county courthouse square. 

Purdue Chief Information Officer Gerry McCartney says he hopes the expansion, which piggybacks on Lafayette and West Lafayette infrastructure, will get more students to explore the community.

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As soon as the door of the freight elevator in Purdue’s math building opens, those exiting are assaulted by a blast of cold air and a pervasive hum.

It’s the sound of hundreds of cooling fans attached to bank upon bank of computers, all of which are churning away solving problems for the academics who buy space on the machines. Even in an era defined by miniaturization, these supercomputers are room-sized – the latter-day relatives of the first computers, like ENIAC.

Purdue builds fastest university-owned supercomputer

Jun 18, 2013

Purdue has confirmed its lead in the field of supercomputing by unveiling Conte (CAHN-tee), the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer.

The machine is highest-ranking campus supercomputer on the June 2013 Top500.org list of international supercomputers.

It surpasses the nation's previous fastest university-owned machine, Carter, which was built in 2011 and is still in operation at Purdue.

Conte is able to process a problem 15,000 times faster than a typical desktop or laptop computer.

Purdue is investing more than a million dollars to help university researchers get their products on the market.

The Innovation and Commercialization Center, or ICC, aims at technology research and development.

Vice President of Research Richard Buckius believes the center will open doors for the discoveries made at Purdue to have a greater impact on the local, state, and national economy.

The center is part of Purdue’s ten-year funding plan to increase revenue over the next decade years.