Do the wave NSF awards $1.5 million to NCSA team to create science documentaries Careers at NCSA NCSA creates video tutorials on cybersecurity and incident response Visualization / Senior Visualization Programmers NSF awards $2 million to NCSA to support global collaboration NSF awards $1.5 million to Illinois-led team for achieving scalable spatial data synthesis Streamlining simulation A bridge between GridFTP and HPSS New capabilities make data on Blue Waters shareable and movable XSEDE15: Call for Participation NCSA helps make wealth of Great Lakes environmental data available eDream awards first Fiddler Innovation Fellowship Technical Program Manager 18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers HPCwire honors Kevin Franklin for contributions to workforce diversity NCSA’s Private Sector Program Receives 3 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards Blue Waters enables detailed simulation of EF5 tornado NCSA Private Sector Program scales Fluent to 36,000 cores on Blue Waters Coding Illini claim championship title at SC14 NSF calls for proposals for ebola research NCSA intern presents research at Mayo Clinic NCSA-CompGen Graduate Fellowships available Spring 2015 Research Programmer Application now open for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships Small birds, big science (Cloud + super) computing = results Vast digital realm More livable cities Many problems, many objectives CADENS CADENS NCSA Faculty Fellow studies Hurricane Sandy’s impact on NYC traffic Blue Waters project to offer online course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale System Engineer Fostering geospatial discovery and innovation through a national CyberGIS facility NCSA @ SC14 26 Illinois undergrads selected for internships with NCSA 4 faculty selected for Blue Waters Professorships Post-doctoral Research Associate NCSA, ICHASS to aid Text Mining the Novel project Associate Project Manager Mapping atoms NCSA’s Jongeneel to play key role in NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing NCSA is part of Illinois team developing data infrastructure NSF spotlights NCSA Brown Dog Storage Engineer NCSA celebrates big computing, big data with Petascale Day InfoWorld names Bro one of the year’s top open-source security tools Foundation selects Matt Turk as Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Gropp awarded SIAM/ACM prize for PETSc work NSF awards time on Blue Waters to seven new projects Great Lakes Consortium calls for Blue Waters proposals P&G’s Tom Lange to kick off Career Pathways Lecture Series Illinois alumni to speak on entrepreneurship NCSA’s Kramer joins Computer Science as research professor Hadoop Cluster OpenStack Cloud Colloquia Series Events Research NCSA Director Ed Seidel NSF supports project to integrate long-tail data and models Levy offers insights about visualization in Kavli roundtable 13 new projects will promote cyberGIS education Dark Energy Survey enters second year Time pressure increases patent chances for inventions ‘on the margin’ Private Sector Program benchmarks Sandy Bridge vs. Ivy Bridge processors Innovative Systems Laboratory Dark Sky Simulations released via new coLaboratory tool Turk works with Google Research, IPython/Jupyter team on tool to make data collaboration easier Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets green light for construction Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by Sept. 15 Students invited to learn about NCSA internships on Aug. 28 Illinois, INRIA issue report on resiliency challenge NCSA to host OpenACC workshop on Aug. 5 Staff Early bird discount for Linux Clusters Institute Workshop ends July 20! Virtual Lab for Advanced Design XSEDE14 Four additional students named Blue Waters Graduate Fellows Blue Waters project to offer graduate course on visualization in Spring 2015 XSEDE and Blue Waters go supernova 9 Illinois researchers selected for NCSA Fellowships National Data Service kickoff 21 undergraduate students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program Registration now open for Virtual School visualization workshop LS-DYNA scaling work garners HPC Innovation Excellence Award Registration now open for Linux Clusters Institute Workshop on HPC fundamentals Registration now open for Conference on CyberGIS and Geodesign Blue Waters gives students a boost in ‘America’s Cup of Rocket Science’ Materials Data Facility launched in support of Materials Genome Initiative Breakthrough simulation: A supercell producing a long-track EF5 tornado HPC Matters! (2) Minsker collaborates with NCSA on green design project Browse awardees Get Updates Alabama researchers use Blue Waters to study solar winds XSEDE14 speakers finalized, schedule available Blue Waters Symposium a success | National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

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  1. Illinois’ ‘pride and joy’

    Crain's Chicago Business visited Blue Waters and was impressed by its powerful big computing and big data capabilities. Read more

    released on 03.11.13

  2. What is a petaflop?!

    What is a petaflop?!

    A petaflop refers to the completion of 1 quadrillion calculations per second. Look at this infographic to help you understand how amazingly huge quadrillions are Read more

    released on 03.08.13

  3. See Blue Waters March 9!

    Come to the National Petascale Computing Facility for an up-close look at Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! Self-guided tours available 9 am to 3 pm in conjunction with Engineering Open House. Read more

    released on 03.05.13

  4. Extreme Scaling Workshop calls for presentations by May 15

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    released on 02.28.13

  5. How do scientists use supercomputers?

    How do scientists use supercomputers?

    Sure supercomputers are fast and powerful, but what do they really DO? This video explains how scientists and engineers use mathematical models to understand galaxies, viruses, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. Read more

    released on 02.26.13

  6. NCSA gifts supercomputer to Illinois genomic research center

    A gift from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications bolsters the Institute for Genomic Biology’s computing services Read more

    released on 02.18.13

  7. Bill Gropp named Illinois’ first Siebel Chair in Computer Science

    Computer science professor William Gropp has been appointed the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of only two such chairs in the United States. The chair is the result of a $2 million gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Read more

    released on 02.13.13

  8. Great Lakes Monitoring makes data easier to access

    Great Lakes Monitoring makes data easier to access

    The GLM GeoDashboard is a new data-aggregating web application created at NCSA to keep an eye on the 94,000 square miles of water with free, easily accessible data. Read more

    released on 02.08.13

  9. University of Illinois, NCSA planning llinois Manufacturing Lab

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    released on 02.06.13

  10. Applications due March 18 for International Summer School on HPC Challenges

    Training available for students in U.S., Europe, and Japan at International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences Read more

    released on 02.04.13

  11. Virus unmasked

    Virus unmasked

    Blue Waters enables a U.S./China collaboration to identify a key structure of a virus that causes a fatal disease in rabbits. Read more

    released on 02.01.13

  12. 4 applications sustain 1 petaflop on BlueWaters

    Four large-scale science applications (VPIC, PPM, QMCPACK and SPECFEM3DGLOBE) have sustained performance of 1 petaflop or more on the Blue Waters supercomputer, and the Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) run on Blue Waters is the largest WRF simulation ever documented. Read more

    released on 01.29.13

  13. Illinois researchers invited to apply to use Blue Waters

    Allocations proposals are due February 15. Read more

    released on 01.25.13

  14. Bill Kramer and Bill Gropp are among people to watch in 2013 according to HPCwire

    Bill Kramer and Bill Gropp are among people to watch in 2013 according to HPCwire

    Bill Kramer, deputy project director for Blue Waters, and Bill Gropp, Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science and chief applications architect for Blue Waters, have been named two of the top 12 people to watch in 2013 by HPCwire. Read more

    released on 01.25.13

  15. NCSA selects Illinois students for spring 2013 research fellowships

    Ten University of Illinois students have been selected for spring semester research fellowships at NCSA. Read more

    released on 01.15.13