NCSA headlines

  1. Trusted CI collaboration receives $12.5 million renewal grant from NSF

    Trusted CI collaboration receives $12.5 million renewal grant from NSF

    Newly-awarded five-year funding ensures continued cybersecurity support of NSF research Read more

    released on 09.19.19

  2. Collaboration creates new way for farmers to estimate commodity payments

    Collaboration creates new way for farmers to estimate commodity payments

    An online calculator developed at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications for farmdoc helps farmers estimate payments from 2018 Farm Bill. Read more

    released on 09.18.19

  3. NCSA Partners to create NSF-funded FABRIC platform

    NCSA Partners to create NSF-funded FABRIC platform

    NCSA partners in establishing FABRIC, a testbed for reimagining how data can be stored, computed and moved. Read more

    released on 09.17.19

  4. NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programs

    NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programs

    Using machine learning, a team at NCSA is working to analyze the costs of retrofitting homes for energy efficiency. Read more

    released on 09.04.19

  5. NCSA to take part in NSF-funded EarthCube Office

    NCSA to take part in NSF-funded EarthCube Office

    NCSA’s Kenton McHenry will be a Co-PI on a new phase of an initiative from the National Science Foundation which seeks to advance geoscience research collaborations. Read more

    released on 09.03.19

  6. Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020

    Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020

    NCSA will continue to provide supercomputing resources to University of Illinois researchers through the Blue Waters Project into 2020. Read more

    released on 08.09.19

  7. Breathe in, breathe out? It’s complicated

    Breathe in, breathe out? It’s complicated

    Biologists are learning that lungs in vertebrates seem to evolve and adapt to the environment. But there is still much to learn, and NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer is enabling those discoveries. Read more

    released on 08.08.19

  8. NCSA’s Donna J. Cox to be honored at SIGGRAPH 2019

    NCSA’s Donna J. Cox to be honored at SIGGRAPH 2019

    Donna Cox, Director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab, will receive a lifetime achievement award and induction into the Academy at the SIGGRAPH conference for her groundbreaking work visualizing science and contributions to computer graphics. Read more

    released on 07.25.19

  9. The fragile balance of the most productive ecosystems

    The fragile balance of the most productive ecosystems

    Using NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer to study two estuaries in New Hampshire changed the trajectory of Salme Cook’s research and yielded significant findings. Read more

    released on 07.24.19

  10. Simulating hurricanes with Blue Waters

    Simulating hurricanes with Blue Waters

    Ryan Sriver, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is using a powerful supercomputer to figure out the effects of a changing climate on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes. Read more

    released on 07.17.19

  11. NCSA Student Spotlight: Antonio Abinader

    NCSA Student Spotlight: Antonio Abinader

    Antonio implemented a production-ready installation of OpenStack for internal use at NCSA, then followed on to develop a solution to allow researchers to allocate Jupyter Notebooks using a scheduler on existing NCSA clusters such as Nano. Read more

    released on 06.27.19

  12. Midwest Big Data Hub successfully transitions to second phase with new NSF award

    Midwest Big Data Hub successfully transitions to second phase with new NSF award

    Under the planned four year, $4 million award, MBDH will continue to be led from NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

    released on 06.19.19