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  1. Joint Lab for Extreme-Scale Computing workshop brings together top HPC centers

    Technical sessions focused on application and numerical libraries; parallel programming, runtime and tools; resilience; big data, I/O and visualization; and cloud for HPC. Read more

    released on 07.07.15

  2. Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected

    Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected

    "We simulate thousands of galaxies at a time, including their interactions through gravity and radiation, and that poses a tremendous computational challenge,” said principal investigator Brian O’Shea. Read more

    released on 07.01.15

  3. NCSA Scheduler tool released on GitHub

    Scheduler helps users submit a large number of independent jobs to the queue for Blue Waters and other high-performance computing systems. Read more

    released on 07.01.15

  4. Computational science and data visualization take the spotlight in new Solar Superstorms documentary

    Computational science and data visualization take the spotlight in new Solar Superstorms documentary

    A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun that features data-driven visualizations produced by NCSA will debut June 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge. Read more

    released on 06.29.15

  5. Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations

    Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations

    Research hosted on supercomputer will enable improved product designs. Read more

    released on 06.24.15

  6. Blue Waters simulations help unravel graphene heat-transfer riddle

    Blue Waters simulations help unravel graphene heat-transfer riddle

    A team led by Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, University of Illinois at Chicagao, simulated heat transfer between grain boundaries at the atomic level, finding that when the computer ''built'' grain boundaries with different mismatch angles, the grain boundary was not just a line, it was a region of disordered atoms. Read more

    released on 06.22.15

  7. XSEDE15 offers wide range of tutorials

    The full day of hands-on tutorials spams topics from secure coding practices and CUDA programming to scientific visualization and “supercomputing in plain English.” Read more

    released on 06.19.15

  8. NCSA and Intel offer free Xeon Phi training

    NCSA’s Private Sector Program and Intel are offering two free training classes on parallel programming using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Read more

    released on 06.16.15

  9. NCSA seeks deputy director

    This is the highest ranking position that reports to the NCSA director, and the deputy director will have broad responsibility for strategic development, for execution of the strategy, and for operations, of all major NCSA activities. Read more

    released on 06.11.15

  10. 17 campus teams to accelerate their research with Blue Waters

    Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 06.10.15

  11. Version 2.4 of Bro network security monitor is released

    Bro is jointly developed by a core team of researchers and developers at the International Computer Science Institute and NCSA. Read more

    released on 06.10.15

  12. Computational Science and Engineering program to move into NCSA Building

    The University of Illinois’ Computational Science and Engineering program, which fosters and coordinates interdisciplinary, computationally oriented research and education, is moving into the NCSA Building this July. Read more

    released on 06.10.15

  13. NCSA upgrading research network capacity

    NCSA upgrading research network capacity

    NCSA is substantially upgrading its networking capacity, giving researchers access to four 100-gigabit connections. Read more

    released on 06.09.15

  14. NCSA scales CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters

    CD-adapco to create 2 billion cell simulation model for NCSA team to explore greater scaling potential Read more

    released on 06.03.15

  15. NCSA welcomes new interns!

    31 undergraduate students are pursuing research and development projects with NCSA staff and affiliated U of I faculty members. Read more

    released on 06.03.15