NCSA @ SC14 | National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

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  1. Gropp awarded SIAM/ACM prize for PETSc work

    Gropp awarded SIAM/ACM prize for PETSc work

    William Gropp, a Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, has been awarded the SIAM/ACM prize in Computational Science & Engineering for his work on the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation (PETSc). Read more

    released on 10.02.14

  2. NSF awards time on Blue Waters to seven new projects

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 14 new allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at NCSA. Seven of the awards are for new projects. Read more

    released on 10.01.14

  3. Great Lakes Consortium calls for Blue Waters proposals

    The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation has been allocated 3.5 million node hours (equivalent to approximately 50 million core hours) annually as part of the Blue Waters project. Read more

    released on 09.30.14

  4. P&G’s Tom Lange to kick off Career Pathways Lecture Series

    P&G’s Tom Lange to kick off Career Pathways Lecture Series

    Tom Lange will kick off the Career Pathways lecture series at NCSA on Oct. 7 Read more

    released on 09.29.14

  5. Illinois alumni to speak on entrepreneurship

    Illinois alumni to speak on entrepreneurship

    On Sept. 19, distinguished alums Jerry Fiddler, Ping Fu, and Brand Fortner, as well as recent graduate and Fiddler Innovation Fellow Austin Lin, will speak about Entrepreneurship and Transformative Thinking at NCSA. Read more

    released on 09.08.14

  6. NCSA’s Kramer joins Computer Science as research professor

    NCSA’s Kramer joins Computer Science as research professor

    William Kramer joins CS @ ILLINOIS as a research professor this year. Since 2008, he has been with NCSA, where he is the director and principal investigator of the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer project. Read more

    released on 09.05.14

  7. NSF supports project to integrate long-tail data and models

    NCSA is part of a team led by Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Praveen Kumar. Read more

    released on 08.29.14

  8. Levy offers insights about visualization in Kavli roundtable

    Stuart Levy of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory discussed the value of dazzling visualizations of scientific phenomena. Read more

    released on 08.20.14

  9. 13 new projects will promote cyberGIS education

    Researchers across the United States have been named CyberGIS Fellows and will develop education materials and curricula. Read more

    released on 08.18.14

  10. Dark Energy Survey enters second year

    DES begins releasing breathtaking images from first year. Read more

    released on 08.18.14

  11. Time pressure increases patent chances for inventions ‘on the margin’

    With help from NCSA, Northwestern professor Michael D. Frakes and Illinois professor Melissa Wasserman analyzed 1.4 million patent applications from 2002 to 2012. Read more

    released on 08.14.14

  12. Private Sector Program benchmarks Sandy Bridge vs. Ivy Bridge processors

    Private Sector Program benchmarks Sandy Bridge vs. Ivy Bridge processors

    NCSA found that Ivy Bridge processors provided better performance for all the HPC applications tested. The actual improvement depends on the application and its characteristics. Read more

    released on 08.13.14

  13. Dark Sky Simulations released via new coLaboratory tool

    Some of the highest-resolution snapshots yet of our cosmos are the first trillion-particle simulations to be made publicly available to everyone. Read more

    released on 08.11.14

  14. Turk works with Google Research, IPython/Jupyter team on tool to make data collaboration easier

    coLaboratory merges successful open source products with Google technologies, enabling multiple people to collaborate directly through simultaneous access and analysis of data. Read more

    released on 08.11.14

  15. Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets green light for construction

    NCSA leads the development of the data processing infrastructure for LSST. Read more

    released on 08.04.14