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  1. NSF spotlights power of supercomputers

    As the Blue Waters system at NCSA and Texas' Stampede both enter production, the National Science Foundation takes a closer look at the many ways supercomputers advance scientific discovery. Read more

    released on 03.26.13

  2. Great Lakes Consortium awards Blue Waters time to 10 projects

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    released on 03.21.13

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Extreme Scaling Workshop calls for presentations by May 15

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    released on 02.28.13

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. University of Illinois, NCSA planning llinois Manufacturing Lab

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    released on 02.06.13

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Illinois researchers invited to apply to use Blue Waters

    Allocations proposals are due February 15. Read more

    released on 01.25.13