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Purdue’s main central data center moving from Freehafer Hall
Purdue’s main central data center is moving from Freehafer Hall to the Mathematical Sciences Building in 2016. ITaP is working to minimize disruptions from the large, complex project.

Nearly finished data center consolidation project yields over $1M in energy savings to date
Purdue’s data center consolidation project, which is coming to a close, has saved the West Lafayette campus more than $1 million in energy-associated costs over the past four years. The initiative also will help Purdue departments avoid spending a projected $543,000 in energy costs each year after the project is complete. 

New initiative aims to improve student success via big data analysis
As part of efforts to spur student success and improve academic achievement, Purdue is launching the Institutional Data Analytics Platform (IDAP). By analyzing data from a variety of sources, data scientists working on the IDAP initiative — with help from faculty, advisors, staff and students — hope to better understand student behaviors and how they relate to academic success. 

Life science use of Purdue’s research supercomputers experiencing significant growth
Purdue’s growing battery of life science research initiatives are showing up in the use of the University’s research supercomputers, with rapid growth in life science users, particularly of the new Snyder cluster, a supercomputer geared to life science-oriented computation.

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