NCSA headlines

  1. 18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers

    New projects on the supercomputer include astronomy, aerospace engineering, atmospheric sciences, and more. Read more

    released on 11.24.14

  2. HPCwire honors Kevin Franklin for contributions to workforce diversity

    The inaugural HPCwire Editors’ Choice award for exceptional leadership in promoting workforce diversity in the area of HPC is given to Kevin Franklin, executive director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS). Read more

    released on 11.24.14

  3. NCSA’s Private Sector Program Receives 3 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

    The awards recognized the PSP staff and their collaborators for scaling the Alya multiphysics code and improving the performance of a code used by Rolls-Royce. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  4. Blue Waters enables detailed simulation of EF5 tornado

    The researchers discovered storm-generated cooled air — created primarily by the evaporation of rain recycled back into the storm ­— that had never been seen in previous simulations. This recycling may help explain why some supercell thunderstorms spawn massive, devastating tornadoes. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  5. NCSA Private Sector Program scales Fluent to 36,000 cores on Blue Waters

    A collaboration involving NCSA, Cray, and ANSYS scaled the commercial CFD code to 36,000 compute cores – an industry first. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  6. NSF calls for proposals for ebola research

    The National Science Foundation will rapidly review proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical research into Ebola, including proposals to use the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer. Read more

    released on 11.14.14

  7. NCSA intern presents research at Mayo Clinic

    Industrial Engineering senior Nathan Russell received the 2014 Gianturco Family Foundation Scholarship to attend the Individualizing Medicine Conference at Mayo Clinic, where he presented his SPIN research. Read more

    released on 11.12.14

  8. NCSA-CompGen Graduate Fellowships available Spring 2015

    NCSA and the CompGen initiative are sponsoring two Spring 2015 fellowships for graduate students working in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or biologically-relevant computational science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

    released on 11.10.14

  9. Application now open for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

    The fellowships will empower talented budding scientists and engineers to advance their HPC knowledge while also providing them with access to Blue Waters and support to accelerate their research. Read more

    released on 10.30.14

  10. Small birds, big science

    Small birds, big science

    A recent study—done with the help of XSEDE-allocated resources—has figured out the mathematical mechanisms behind hummingbird flight. Read more

    released on 10.29.14

  11. (Cloud + super) computing = results

    (Cloud + super) computing = results

    Blue Waters and cloud resources are helping Vijay Pande's research group at Stanford analyze data to tackle serious diseases at the molecular level. Read more

    released on 10.29.14

  12. Vast digital realm

    Vast digital realm

    Brett Bode, head of NCSA's Advanced Digital Services, chats with Access editor Barbara Jewett about the contributions his directorate makes to the center's success. Read more

    released on 10.29.14