2010 Spring Blue Waters PRAC Workshop

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2010 Spring Blue Waters PRAC Workshop

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Where is NCSA? How do I get there?

NCSA building NCSA is on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. The address is 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Other regional airports are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana (120 miles/190 kilometers away); O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away); and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), Bloomington, Illinois (less than 60 miles/100 kilometers away).

You can also reach Champaign-Urbana via Amtrak train or Greyhound bus service. Lincolnland Express and Megabus also provide bus service between Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.

Driving directions are available on the NCSA website.

The Champaign County Visitors Guide offers information on taxis and other transportation.


Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign
1501 S. Neil Street
Rate: $119/night plus tax


Call 217-352-9970 to make a reservation.
Note: Attendees will need to provide their own transportation to NCSA if they do not have a car. The MTD offers convenient transport 10E Gold bus from Kirby & Oak at 8:18 and get to Springfield & Goodwin at 8:27.

Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for information on Urbana-Champaign accommodations.


Parking at NCSA

Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are 75 cents/hour, and the meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours. There is no attendant in the parking garage and you cannot use bills or credit cards to pay for parking.


Questions

For questions contact Jay Roloff, jroloff@ncsa.illinois.edu.

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Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IBM, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.