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  1. Studying chemical and biological processes

    Studying chemical and biological processes

    U of I Chemistry Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer explains the hybrid quantum/classical methods her research team uses and why supercomputers like Blue Waters are essential to this work. Watch video

    released on 04.10.15

  2. Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola

    Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola

    NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer will be used by three research teams to gain new understanding of the deadly Ebola virus, thanks to allocations provided through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research program. Read more

    released on 04.07.15

  3. Celebrating Blue Waters

    Celebrating Blue Waters

    Sen. Mark Kirk met with Blue Waters scientists and U of I/NCSA administrators to highlight the achievements made possible by the supercomputer in its first two years. Read more

    released on 04.07.15

  4. MyProxy security software celebrates 15th anniversary

    MyProxy security software celebrates 15th anniversary

    More than 60 versions have been released, featuring contributions from developers around the world, including significant contributions from the European DataGrid, University of Virginia, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read more

    released on 04.01.15

  5. O’Shea explains how Blue Waters propels understanding of early galaxies

    O’Shea explains how Blue Waters propels understanding of early galaxies

    In an NCSA colloquium, Brian O'Shea details the layers of complex physics needed to simulate the formation of galaxies, and why the power of Blue Waters is essential for his work. Watch video

    released on 03.17.15

  6. Blue Waters and Stampede help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

    Blue Waters and Stampede help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

    U of I researchers model strong bond between proteins cohesin and dockerin. Read more

    released on 03.17.15

  7. Great Lakes Consortium awards Blue Waters resources to 9 research teams

    Blue Waters will aid investigations of DNA, galaxy formation, and economic reactions to climate change. Read more

    released on 03.13.15

  8. 3 NCSA interns honored for progress on projects

    3 NCSA interns honored for progress on projects

    Recruiting event for 2015-2016 interns will be April 8. Read more

    released on 03.12.15

  9. Ludäscher named director of informatics research center

    Ludäscher named director of informatics research center

    NCSA faculty affiliate now heads Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship Read more

    released on 03.10.15

  10. Dark Energy Survey data reveals rare dwarf satellite galaxy candidates

    NCSA leads the DES data management system, which handles the processing, calibration, and archiving of the massive quantity of DES data. Read more

    released on 03.10.15

  11. Guest speaker Tom Cwik describes role of  HPC in space exploration

    Guest speaker Tom Cwik describes role of HPC in space exploration

    From his perspective at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Cwik details how large-scale computation helps us explore other worlds. Watch video

    released on 03.06.15

  12. Exploring the nanoscale

    Exploring the nanoscale

    Purdue researchers use Blue Waters to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies. Read more

    released on 03.04.15

  13. GPU Hackathon applications due by March 6

    Current or prospective users of large hybrid CPU-GPU systems like Blue Waters can get help with porting or optimizing an application for GPUs. Read more

    released on 03.03.15

  14. Blue Waters tours

    Blue Waters tours

    Take a tour of Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! In conjunction with Engineering Open House, you can visit the supercomputer any time between 9a and 3p on Saturday, March 14. Read more

    released on 03.03.15

  15. Students invited to apply for XSEDE Scholars program by March 31

    U.S. students from underrepresented groups will learn more about high-performance computing, network with researchers, and belong to a cohort of student peers. Read more

    released on 02.27.15