Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)
Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is the University’s central information technology organization responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks. ITaP also supports dozens of student computing labs as well as tens of thousands of desktop computers in classrooms, research laboratories and offices, and numerous petabytes of storage for business, educational and personal use.
In addition to supporting major academic systems, such as the Blackboard course management system, ITaP tests, implements and develops innovative learning and classroom technologies, along with big data analytics systems to make prime use of University data to improve learning and Purdue’s operations through data-backed methodologies.
ITaP also supports an advanced research cyberinfrastructure across campus that includes multiple shared, TOP500-class supercomputing clusters for intensive computational needs; a state-of-the-art, multi-tiered research data storage array; and high-speed networks linking campus labs and computing resources and connecting the campus to national resources.
ITaP is comprised of seven units which work together to manage and support information technology across Purdue: Teaching and Learning Technologies, Research Computing, IT Enterprise Relationship Management, IT Enterprise Solutions, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Process Management and IT Security and Policy, along with the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness. Each unit has a specific focus to help support the University in its efforts to move the world forward.