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  1. Come see Blue Waters

    Come see Blue Waters

    On Saturday, March 12, NCSA will be holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Petascale Computing Facility, 1725 S. Oak, Champaign, to showcase the Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 03.07.16

  2. Blue Waters researchers visualize how HIV defeats a cellular defender

    Blue Waters researchers visualize how HIV defeats a cellular defender

    A new study offers the first atomic-scale view of an interaction between the HIV capsid—the protein coat that shepherds HIV into the nucleus of human cells -- and a host protein known as cyclophilin A. A paper describing the research appears in the journal Nature Communications. Read more

    released on 03.04.16

  3. Massive data analysis helps uncover black women’s experiences

    Massive data analysis helps uncover black women’s experiences

    Ruby Mendenhall, an associate professor of sociology, African American studies and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is leading a collaboration that hopes to harness the power of high-performance computing to find and understand the historical experiences of black women from history. Read more

    released on 02.25.16

  4. NCSA faculty affiliate wins Sloan fellowship

    NCSA faculty affiliate wins Sloan fellowship

    These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in the United States and Canada in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Read more

    released on 02.23.16

  5. Blue Waters, XSEDE help solve Yellowstone supervolcano mystery

    Blue Waters, XSEDE help solve Yellowstone supervolcano mystery

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign geology assistant professor Lijun Liu investigated the formation of Yellowstone volcanism using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and NCSA. Read more

    released on 02.19.16

  6. Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

    Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

    LIGO opens a new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. Read more

    released on 02.11.16

  7. Blue Waters supercomputer seeking allocation requests from Illinois researchers

    Blue Waters supercomputer seeking allocation requests from Illinois researchers

    Illinois faculty and staff may request time on Blue Waters before the due date of March 15. Read more

    released on 02.04.16

  8. NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC

    NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC

    As a result of the National Science Computing Initiative, NCSA’s director of industry Merle Giles is the principle investigator on a project to evaluate and share best practices in HPC center-industry partnerships. Read more

    released on 01.29.16

  9. Twenty-four hours, 4 awards: NCSA’s CyberSecurity team awarded grants from NSF for attack detection

    Twenty-four hours, 4 awards: NCSA’s CyberSecurity team awarded grants from NSF for attack detection tools, enhancing security

    Grants from the National Science Foundation will fund research and development for "Attack Tagger," enhancing security for “Science DMZ,” as well as continuing work on CILogon 2.0 and Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure. Read more

    released on 01.21.16

  10. Dark Energy Survey releases early data

    Dark Energy Survey releases early data

    Astronomers and astronomy buffs can download the data from the website at NCSA, which manages the processing, calibration, and archiving of all images taken for the Dark Energy Survey. Read more

    released on 01.21.16

  11. Illinois researchers invited to apply for NCSA Fellowships

    Illinois researchers invited to apply for NCSA Fellowships

    U of I researchers are invited to apply by Feb. 21 for the NCSA Fellowship program. Read more

    released on 01.13.16

  12. Allocation proposals for time on Blue Waters supercomputer due April 4

    Researchers who would like computing time on the Blue Waters supercomputer need to submit their application by Apr. 4. Read more

    released on 01.05.16

  13. Blue Waters simulations help determine bacteria’s response to its environment

    Blue Waters simulations help determine bacteria’s response to its environment

    A new study offers atomic-level details of the molecular machinery that allows swimming bacteria to sense their environment and change direction when needed. Read more

    released on 12.08.15

  14. Engine behind a hypernova

    Engine behind a hypernova

    Using Blue Waters, Philipp Mösta and his team completed the first simulation of a hypernova -- a very powerful supernova -- driven by a magnetic field derived from turbulence rather than an imposed magnetic field using Blue Waters. Results were recently posted online in Nature. Read more

    released on 12.01.15

  15. I-CHASS projects benefit Alaska natives, farmers in Bangladesh

    I-CHASS projects benefit Alaska natives, farmers in Bangladesh

    From a fab lab in Alaska to apps for farmers in Bangladesh, I-CHASS is exploring how information technology gets used while helping underserved communities. Read more

    released on 12.01.15