News | National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

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  1. NCSA @ SC14

    NCSA @ SC14

    Get the latest on the Blue Waters supercomputer, our collaborations with industry, the National Data Service, and more. Read more

    released on 10.17.14

  2. Mapping atoms

    Mapping atoms

    "Blue Waters was essential" for Illinois researchers to simulate DNA moving through a graphene nanopore. Read more

    released on 10.09.14

  3. Simulated reality

    Simulated reality

    Researchers at the University of Illinois take on a challenging fluid mechanics problem to model blood flow in the cardiovascular system to improve clinical diagnostic tools. Read more

    released on 04.16.14

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. (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

  7. 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

  8. More livable cities

    More livable cities

    A new center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to create the knowledge and technologies that will enable today's cities to move toward becoming smarter and more livable. Read more

    released on 10.29.14

  9. Many problems, many objectives

    Patrick Reed's team at Cornell University created a new algorithm to solve problems that require optimization of many conflicting objectives. Read more

    released on 10.28.14

  10. NCSA Faculty Fellow studies Hurricane Sandy’s impact on NYC traffic

    NCSA Faculty Fellow studies Hurricane Sandy’s impact on NYC traffic

    Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Dan Work will next work with NCSA to improve day-to-day taxi operations. Read more

    released on 10.21.14

  11. Blue Waters project to offer online course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale

    NCSA’s Blue Waters project will offer of an online graduate course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale Systems in spring 2015 and is seeking university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. Read more

    released on 10.21.14

  12. Fostering geospatial discovery and innovation through a national CyberGIS facility

    Fostering geospatial discovery and innovation through a national CyberGIS facility

    The CyberGIS Center receives a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the NSF to build a high-performance computing system optimized to deal with geospatial data. Read more

    released on 10.17.14

  13. 26 Illinois undergrads selected for internships with NCSA

    These talented undergraduates were selected through NCSA's SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) program to pursue research and development projects. Read more

    released on 10.15.14

  14. 4 faculty selected for Blue Waters Professorships

    Four newly hired University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 10.15.14

  15. NCSA, ICHASS to aid Text Mining the Novel project

    What can computers and quantitative analysis do for the study of literature? Investigators have high hopes as a new multi-institutional partnership involving U of I turns to big data to better understand the history of novels and what they say about society. Read more

    released on 10.14.14