NCSA is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2011. Learn more about the highlights of NCSA's first 25 years here, from the accomplishments of our users and staff, to the leaps and bounds in supercomputing power.
Donna Cox, director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab, discusses the ways the center has used cinematic techniques to provide scientific insight over its 25 year history.
Several U of I researchers (Brian Jewett/atmospheric science, Shaowen Wang/geography, Jian Ma/biomedicine, Guy Garnett/music) and one of NCSA's Private Sector Partners (Keven Hofstetter/Caterpillar) discuss how they have benefited from working with NCSA over the years, and how they hope computer and data resources will improve their areas of practice in the future.
NCSA's founding director, Larry Smarr, who now leads the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), spoke via a live video feed at a 25th anniversary celebration on March 2. Reminiscing about the spirit of exploration and innovation that NCSA embodied from its earliest days Smarr said, "I guess nobody said we couldn't do it...We were allowed to dream."
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the San Diego Supercomputer Center also turn 25 this year. Check out how they are celebrating: