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  1. NSF awards $2 million to NCSA to support global collaboration

    The project, called Global Initiative to Enhance @scale and Distributed Computing and Analysis Technologies, will bring together members of the international research community for collaborative research and development of new computing and analysis tools. Read more

    released on 12.08.14

  2. NSF awards $1.5 million to Illinois-led team for achieving scalable spatial data synthesis

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a Data Infrastructure Building Blocks grant of $1.5 million over three years to a team led by Shaowen Wang, director of the CyberGIS Center and a professor of Geography & Geographic Information Science. Read more

    released on 12.04.14

  3. Streamlining simulation

    The first fully functional version of CyberShake ran on 800 processors on NCSA’s Mercury in 2008. Six years and a few versions later, the SCEC team scaled up the code to run on 295,040 processors on Blue Waters in early 2014. The net effect was that the simulations ran about 200 times faster and created more than 600 times the data. Read more

    released on 12.04.14

  4. Do the wave

    Do the wave

    The Blue Waters supercomputer has helped create more physically realistic, wave-based earthquake simulations. Read more

    released on 12.04.14

  5. A bridge between GridFTP and HPSS

    Big data requires new tools for transferring data between machines, especially when the source and target machines use different data transfer protocols. The GridFTP High Performance Storage System data storage interface (GridFTP HPSS DSI) is exactly that Read more

    released on 12.02.14

  6. New capabilities make data on Blue Waters shareable and movable

    The prototype Blue Waters Data Sharing Service (DSS) enables users to share data sets with their research community or the broader public. Read more

    released on 12.02.14

  7. XSEDE15: Call for Participation

    XSEDE15, to be held July 26-30 in St. Louis, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services. Read more

    released on 12.01.14

  8. NCSA helps make wealth of Great Lakes environmental data available

    Environmental data from across the Great Lakes region is just a click away with a new web application created by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and NCSA. Read more

    released on 12.01.14

  9. eDream awards first Fiddler Innovation Fellowship

    Fellowship recognizes former NCSA intern Austin Lin for his interdisciplinary studies, innovation, leadership, and creativity. Read more

    released on 12.01.14

  10. 18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers

    New projects on the supercomputer include astronomy, aerospace engineering, atmospheric sciences, and more. Read more

    released on 11.24.14

  11. HPCwire honors Kevin Franklin for contributions to workforce diversity

    The inaugural HPCwire Editors’ Choice award for exceptional leadership in promoting workforce diversity in the area of HPC is given to Kevin Franklin, executive director of the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS). Read more

    released on 11.24.14

  12. NCSA’s Private Sector Program Receives 3 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

    The awards recognized the PSP staff and their collaborators for scaling the Alya multiphysics code and improving the performance of a code used by Rolls-Royce. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  13. Blue Waters enables detailed simulation of EF5 tornado

    The researchers discovered storm-generated cooled air — created primarily by the evaporation of rain recycled back into the storm ­— that had never been seen in previous simulations. This recycling may help explain why some supercell thunderstorms spawn massive, devastating tornadoes. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  14. NCSA Private Sector Program scales Fluent to 36,000 cores on Blue Waters

    A collaboration involving NCSA, Cray, and ANSYS scaled the commercial CFD code to 36,000 compute cores – an industry first. Read more

    released on 11.17.14

  15. Coding Illini claim championship title at SC14

    Coding Illini claim championship title at SC14

    The Coding Illini took the top prize in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) at SC14. Read more

    released on 11.14.14