NCSA headlines

  1. Blue Waters supercomputer seeking allocation requests from Illinois researchers

    Blue Waters supercomputer seeking allocation requests from Illinois researchers

    Illinois faculty and staff may request time on Blue Waters before the due date of March 15. Read more

    released on 02.04.16

  2. NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC

    NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC

    As a result of the National Science Computing Initiative, NCSA’s director of industry Merle Giles is the principle investigator on a project to evaluate and share best practices in HPC center-industry partnerships. Read more

    released on 01.29.16

  3. Twenty-four hours, 4 awards: NCSA’s CyberSecurity team awarded grants from NSF for attack detection

    Twenty-four hours, 4 awards: NCSA’s CyberSecurity team awarded grants from NSF for attack detection tools, enhancing security

    Grants from the National Science Foundation will fund research and development for "Attack Tagger," enhancing security for “Science DMZ,” as well as continuing work on CILogon 2.0 and Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure. Read more

    released on 01.21.16

  4. Dark Energy Survey releases early data

    Dark Energy Survey releases early data

    Astronomers and astronomy buffs can download the data from the website at NCSA, which manages the processing, calibration, and archiving of all images taken for the Dark Energy Survey. Read more

    released on 01.21.16

  5. Allocation proposals for time on Blue Waters supercomputer due April 4

    Researchers who would like computing time on the Blue Waters supercomputer need to submit their application by Apr. 4. Read more

    released on 01.05.16

  6. Blue Waters simulations help determine bacteria’s response to its environment

    Blue Waters simulations help determine bacteria’s response to its environment

    A new study offers atomic-level details of the molecular machinery that allows swimming bacteria to sense their environment and change direction when needed. Read more

    released on 12.08.15

  7. I-CHASS projects benefit Alaska natives, farmers in Bangladesh

    I-CHASS projects benefit Alaska natives, farmers in Bangladesh

    From a fab lab in Alaska to apps for farmers in Bangladesh, I-CHASS is exploring how information technology gets used while helping underserved communities. Read more

    released on 12.01.15

  8. Advanced computing catalyzes science

    Advanced computing catalyzes science

    NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible. Read more

    released on 11.30.15

  9. The FLASH Code Lifecycle in the Context of Evolving Software Engineering and Platform Architecture

    The FLASH Code Lifecycle in the Context of Evolving Software Engineering and Platform Architecture

    Argonne National Lab's Anshu Dubey discusses FLASH code in the context of software engineering evolution, current challenges, and conceptualization for the future. Watch video

    released on 11.13.15

  10. PEcAn 1.4.4 released

    Latest version of the Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer is now available. Read more

    released on 11.12.15

  11. NCSA researchers help create a new, faster modeling technique for galaxy formation

    NCSA researchers help create a new, faster modeling technique for galaxy formation

    A new machine-learning simulation system developed at the University of Illinois promises cosmologists an expanded suite of galaxy models—a necessary first step to developing more accurate and relevant insights into the formation of the universe. Read more

    released on 11.11.15

  12. Blue Waters researcher looking to take the salt out of seawater

    Blue Waters researcher looking to take the salt out of seawater

    Illinois professor Narayana Aluru led a team that found that tiny pores in thin sheets of the material molybdenum disulfide could be very good at removing salt from seawater to yield drinkable water. Read more

    released on 11.10.15