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  1. Register now for Virtual School summer courses on data-intensive and many-core computing

    Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government, and industry are invited to sign up now for two summer courses offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering. Read more

    released on 05.06.13

  2. NCSA’s Slagell guest blogs on Blue Waters and Bro

    Using ICSI's open-source Bro platform to protect the Blue Waters supercomputer Read more

    released on 04.26.13

  3. Blue Waters to help team better understand global precipitation

    Penn State's Patrick Reed leads an effort to improve satellite coverage and data gathering. Read more

    released on 04.23.13

  4. Undergraduate SPIN fellows to present their NCSA projects on May 1

    The first cohort of interns in the Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) program will give presentations on their projects. Read more

    released on 04.19.13

  5. Gropp discusses Blue Waters on WILL Focus

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    released on 04.16.13

  6. XSEDE, Blue Waters help team improve earthquake simulation code

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    released on 04.03.13

  7. Blue Waters supercomputer now open for 24/7 science!

    Blue Waters supercomputer now open for 24/7 science!

    Today the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entered production, meaning the behemoth capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and working with quadrillions of bytes of data is now crunching numbers around the clock to help scientists and engineers across the country tackle a wide variety of science and engineering challenges. Read more

    released on 03.28.13

  8. NSF spotlights power of supercomputers

    As the Blue Waters system at NCSA and Texas' Stampede both enter production, the National Science Foundation takes a closer look at the many ways supercomputers advance scientific discovery. Read more

    released on 03.26.13

  9. Great Lakes Consortium awards Blue Waters time to 10 projects

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    released on 03.21.13

  10. Illinois’ ‘pride and joy’

    Crain's Chicago Business visited Blue Waters and was impressed by its powerful big computing and big data capabilities. Read more

    released on 03.11.13

  11. What is a petaflop?!

    What is a petaflop?!

    A petaflop refers to the completion of 1 quadrillion calculations per second. Look at this infographic to help you understand how amazingly huge quadrillions are. Read more

    released on 03.08.13

  12. See Blue Waters March 9!

    Come to the National Petascale Computing Facility for an up-close look at Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! Self-guided tours available 9 am to 3 pm in conjunction with Engineering Open House. Read more

    released on 03.05.13

  13. Extreme Scaling Workshop calls for presentations by May 15

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    released on 02.28.13

  14. How do scientists use supercomputers?

    How do scientists use supercomputers?

    Sure supercomputers are fast and powerful, but what do they really DO? This video explains how scientists and engineers use mathematical models to understand galaxies, viruses, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. Read more

    released on 02.26.13

  15. NCSA gifts supercomputer to Illinois genomic research center

    A gift from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications bolsters the Institute for Genomic Biology’s computing services Read more

    released on 02.18.13