The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has created many new high-quality jobs in the state by competing for and winning federal grants and contracts. In fact, since 1999, PTI has created a total of 2,094 job-years of employment for Hoosiers.
PTI also works with the private sector to aid the competitiveness of Indiana-based companies. For years, PTI has worked with a program initiated by former Governor Mitch Daniels to help commercial companies in Indiana make use of IU supercomputers. IU gets to allocate 10% of the computational capacity of Jetstream, and some of that will be used to expand this economic development program to include cloud computing.
"For several years Cummins Inc. and the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute have collaborated to use advanced supercomputers to create more efficient diesel engines," said Dr. John Deur, director of combustion research at Cummins, Inc., based in Columbus, Ind. "Cloud computing shows tremendous potential, and we think this new cloud system will have particularly great benefits for the private sector in Indiana."