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  1. Preparing for breakthrough geology

    NCSA's Ryan Mokos helps Illinois geologist Liujun Liu prepare to run on Blue Waters, which he calls "the best tool we have found." Read more

    released on 05.02.14

  2. Six PhD students from across the country selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

    Six outstanding computational science PhD students from across the country have been selected to receive the first Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships. Read more

    released on 04.28.14

  3. Cyber cowboys

    Cyber cowboys

    For NCSA’s cybersecurity team, keeping systems safe and fending off attacks is an ongoing job. Read more

    released on 04.17.14

  4. A direct bridge

    A direct bridge

    An algorithm developed by University of Arkansas engineers aids both computational scientists and experimentalists exploring the atomic scale structure of materials. Read more

    released on 04.17.14

  5. Fostering creativity

    Fostering creativity

    The emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Institute celebrates its fifth anniversary. Director Donna Cox reflects on the institute's successes. Read more

    released on 04.17.14

  6. Competitive edges

    Competitive edges

    NCSA’s PSP has worked with more than one-third of the Fortune50 and nearly 60 percent of the nation’s leading manufacturers. Access’ Liz Murray chatted with PSP leaders Merle Giles and Evan Burness about the program’s history of success. Read more

    released on 04.16.14

  7. Simulated reality

    Simulated reality

    Researchers at the University of Illinois take on a challenging fluid mechanics problem to model blood flow in the cardiovascular system to improve clinical diagnostic tools. Read more

    released on 04.16.14

  8. Blue Waters project to offer online course on many-core computing

    The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer an online graduate-level course on many-core computing in fall 2014 and is seeking university partners who are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. Read more

    released on 04.15.14

  9. NCSA to host summer workshops on data-intensive computing and harnessing GPUs

    This summer the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host two summer workshops offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering. Read more

    released on 04.11.14

  10. U of I, Great Lakes Consortium award Blue Waters resources to 18 research teams

    Eighteen research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 04.10.14

  11. Hubble Team Finds Monster ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

    Hubble Team Finds Monster ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

    NCSA's Felipe Menanteau was part of the team that weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, nicknamed El Gordo, calculating its mass to be as much as 3 million billion times the mass of our sun. Read more

    released on 04.03.14

  12. Tufte to talk on Illinois campus

    Tufte to talk on Illinois campus

    On April 10, Edward Tufte will give his talk, "The Thinking Eye," on the University of Illinois campus. Read more

    released on 04.01.14

  13. Latin American and Caribbean leaders learn about NCSA, visit Blue Waters

    During the week of March 17–21, ministers and high-level government officials from Latin American and Caribbean countries were immersed in the research activities of the University of Illinois, including visiting NCSA and taking a tour of the Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 03.31.14

  14. CyberGIS Center launches

    CyberGIS Center launches

    The new University of Illinois CyberGIS Center aims to strengthen and expand the community of GIS users and connect them to cutting edge computing resources to answer big, interdisciplinary questions. Read more

    released on 03.31.14

  15. Fixing and flexing biomolecular force fields

    Fixing and flexing biomolecular force fields

    A University of Utah research group is using the massive scale of Blue Waters to rapidly and rigorously evaluate the force fields used in molecular dynamics simulations. Read more

    released on 03.20.14