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

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  1. Dark Energy Survey enters second year

    DES begins releasing breathtaking images from first year. Read more

    released on 08.18.14

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by Sept. 15

    Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by Sept. 15

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to apply by Sept. 15 for allocations of time on the powerful Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 08.04.14

  8. Students invited to learn about NCSA internships on Aug. 28

    All Illinois undergrads are invited to learn more about paid internships at NCSA from 3 to 5 pm on Aug. 28. Read more

    released on 07.30.14

  9. Illinois, INRIA issue report on resiliency challenge

    HPC experts Franck Cappello, Al Geist, William Gropp, Sanjay Kale, Bill Kramer, and Marc Snir recently revisited their 2009 report on the resiliency challenges involved in reaching exascale computing. Read more

    released on 07.25.14

  10. NCSA to host OpenACC workshop on Aug. 5

    NCSA is one of multiple sites across the country offering a telecast OpenACC programming workshop on Aug. 5. Read more

    released on 07.23.14

  11. Early bird discount for Linux Clusters Institute Workshop ends July 20!

    Attendees can save $50 for a weeklong workshop covering the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing cluster. Read more

    released on 07.16.14

  12. XSEDE14

    XSEDE14

    Join us in Atlanta July 13-18 for the annual XSEDE conference! Read more

    released on 07.07.14

  13. Four additional students named Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

    Four additional PhD students will receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships, which provide substantial support and the opportunity to leverage the petascale power of NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 07.07.14

  14. Blue Waters project to offer graduate course on visualization in Spring 2015

    NCSA’s Blue Waters project will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015 and is seeking university partners who are interested in offering the course for credit. Read more

    released on 07.07.14

  15. XSEDE and Blue Waters go supernova

    XSEDE and Blue Waters go supernova

    A Caltech research team performs fully 3D model simulations of supernova explosions. Read more

    released on 07.02.14