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

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  1. Registration now open for Conference on CyberGIS and Geodesign

    The Aug. 19-21 conference in Redlands, California, will provide a forum for sharing cutting-edge research, education, and training experiences. Read more

    released on 06.20.14

  2. Blue Waters gives students a boost in ‘America’s Cup of Rocket Science’

    Blue Waters gives students a boost in ‘America’s Cup of Rocket Science’

    Illinois engineering students are using the Blue Waters supercomputer as they compete in the Global Trajectory Optimization Competition,which challenges aerospace engineers and mathematicians to solve a “nearly impossible” problem in interplanetary trajectory design. Read more

    released on 06.20.14

  3. Materials Data Facility launched in support of Materials Genome Initiative

    The National Data Service Consortium is launching a materials data facility for the advancement of materials science research through open data access and sharing. Read more

    released on 06.19.14

  4. Breakthrough simulation: A supercell producing a long-track EF5 tornado

    Breakthrough simulation: A supercell producing a long-track EF5 tornado

    Thanks to access to Blue Waters, scientists from Central Michigan University have created the first simulation of a long-track EF5 tornado. Read more

    released on 06.18.14

  5. HPC Matters! (2)

    HPC Matters! (2)

    Why does #HPCMatter? Watch (and like) this video about a world without supercomputers. Read more

    released on 06.16.14

  6. Minsker collaborates with NCSA on green design project

    Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Barbara Minsker leads a team that is developing a framework to help urban planners and engineers design effective green infrastructure that has the maximum benefits for their cities. Read more

    released on 06.10.14

  7. Alabama researchers use Blue Waters to study solar winds

    With the power of Blue Waters, Nikolai Pogorelov and his collaborators discovered why the Voyager 1 spacecraft penetrated interstellar space years earlier than predicted and examined the sun’s heliotail, calculating that it extends out to over 5,000 astronomical units. Read more

    released on 06.02.14

  8. XSEDE14 speakers finalized, schedule available

    Six experts in various fields of science, technology, education, and cyberinfrastructure have been finalized as speakers for the XSEDE14 Conference. Read more

    released on 05.30.14

  9. Blue Waters Symposium a success

    Blue Waters Symposium a success

    The symposium gathered many of the country’s leading supercomputer users to share what they have learned using Blue Waters and discuss the future of supercomputing. Read more

    released on 05.28.14

  10. Building better cybersecurity, one video at a time

    NCSA is helping science and engineering build stronger cybersecurity with online tutorials through the CTSC. Read more

    released on 05.28.14

  11. Cloud and supercomputing cooperate in molecular dynamics research

    Blue Waters is helping Vijay Pande's research group at Stanford tackle serious diseases at the molecular level. Read more

    released on 05.21.14

  12. NCSA to host XSEDE HPC Bootcamp

    NCSA is one of several sites across the country offering students the opportunity to learn hybrid computing techniques through a four-day HPC Bootcamp. Read more

    released on 05.19.14

  13. From starlight to insight

    From starlight to insight

    The Dark Energy Survey data management system—led by NCSA—is in charge of the processing, calibration, and archiving of the vast quantity of data gathered by the DES. Read more

    released on 05.19.14

  14. NCSA’s Private Sector Program supercharges Abaqus performance with GPUs

    Seid Koric says the performance of the Abaqus/Standard implicit finite element software on the Blue Waters supercomputer convinced him that 'GPU computing has a future for commercial codes.' Read more

    released on 05.19.14

  15. 2nd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences

    Progress in scientific research is dependent on the quality and accessibility of software at all levels and it is critical to address challenges related to the development, deployment, and maintenance of reusable software as well as education around software practices. Read more

    released on 05.15.14