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  1. U of I, Great Lakes Consortium award Blue Waters resources to 18 research teams

    Eighteen research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 04.10.14

  2. Hubble Team Finds Monster ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

    Hubble Team Finds Monster ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

    NCSA's Felipe Menanteau was part of the team that weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, nicknamed El Gordo, calculating its mass to be as much as 3 million billion times the mass of our sun. Read more

    released on 04.03.14

  3. Tufte to talk on Illinois campus

    Tufte to talk on Illinois campus

    On April 10, Edward Tufte will give his talk, "The Thinking Eye," on the University of Illinois campus. Read more

    released on 04.01.14

  4. Latin American and Caribbean leaders learn about NCSA, visit Blue Waters

    During the week of March 17–21, ministers and high-level government officials from Latin American and Caribbean countries were immersed in the research activities of the University of Illinois, including visiting NCSA and taking a tour of the Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 03.31.14

  5. CyberGIS Center launches

    CyberGIS Center launches

    The new University of Illinois CyberGIS Center aims to strengthen and expand the community of GIS users and connect them to cutting edge computing resources to answer big, interdisciplinary questions. Read more

    released on 03.31.14

  6. Fixing and flexing biomolecular force fields

    Fixing and flexing biomolecular force fields

    A University of Utah research group is using the massive scale of Blue Waters to rapidly and rigorously evaluate the force fields used in molecular dynamics simulations. Read more

    released on 03.20.14

  7. NCSA’s Donna Cox and Blue Waters user Don Wuebbles featured in Severe Weather Seminar

    NCSA’s Donna Cox and Blue Waters user Don Wuebbles featured in Severe Weather Seminar

    Two speakers with ties to NCSA will be featured in the 34th Annual Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar, hosted by WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling on April 5. Read more

    released on 03.19.14

  8. CyberGIS Center kickoff

    CyberGIS Center kickoff

    The CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies will be hosting a kickoff event on March 19th, 2014 to celebrate its startup. Read more

    released on 03.17.14

  9. Blue Waters tours

    Blue Waters tours

    Take a tour of Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! In conjunction with Engineering Open House, you can visit the supercomputer any time between 9a and 3p on Saturday, March 15. Read more

    released on 03.12.14

  10. NCSA hosts OpenACC programming workshop

    A free OpenACC GPU programming workshop will be held at NCSA on April 1. Read more

    released on 03.12.14

  11. Illinois faculty invited to apply for NCSA fellowships

    Illinois faculty invited to apply for NCSA fellowships

    U of I faculty are invited to apply by April 15 for the Faculty Fellowship program. Read more

    released on 03.11.14

  12. Digital Lab for Manufacturing

    Digital Lab for Manufacturing

    NCSA plays a key role in a new DoD-funded, Chicago-based effort to develop digital manufacturing technologies. Read more

    released on 02.25.14

  13. Stellar explosions

    Stellar explosions

    Blue Waters enables UC Santa Cruz astrophysics team to simulate key supernova phase at unprecedented resolution. Read more

    released on 02.24.14

  14. Gropp Receives SIAG/SC Career Prize

    Gropp Receives SIAG/SC Career Prize

    Frequent NCSA collaborator and Blue Waters Professor Bill Gropp was recognized for his distinguished contributions to algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing. Read more

    released on 02.21.14

  15. NCSA’s Private Sector Program pushes LS-DYNA code to extreme scale on Blue Waters sup

    NCSA’s Private Sector Program pushes LS-DYNA code to extreme scale on Blue Waters supercomputer

    LS-DYNA, an explicit finite element code used for simulations in the auto, aerospace, manufacturing, and bioengineering industries, was recently scaled to 15,000 cores on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer—a world record for scaling of any commercial engineering code. Read more

    released on 02.19.14