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  1. User reflections: Michael Norman

    Preparations for observing NCSA's 25th anniversary this year revealed several users who computed at NCSA in 1986 who are still active users today. We invited them to share their thoughts on advances in high-performance computing. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  2. Behind the scenes of NCSA—Mission: security

    Though they're not quite as clandestine as an impossible missions force, the work of NCSA's Security Operations team is just as vital and nearly as challenging. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  3. Medium action

    University of Colorado researchers study the chemistry of the interstellar medium with the help of NCSA's Abe. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  4. A tremendous return

    An expert in building reliable computing systems, Ravi Iyer is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Vice Chancellor for Research. NCSA's J. William Bell talked to Iyer recently about the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer and the role of large projects like Blue Waters and interdisciplinary centers like NCSA at the University. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  5. Contrail clouds

    The climate research community suspects that aviation impacts global climate by changing cloud cover, but the extent of this effect is very uncertain. That's the focus of a Stanford University project led by Mark Jacobson and Sanjiva Lele. Their team, including PhD candidate Alexander Naiman, is studying the impact of commercial aviation on climate. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  6. ‘People’s lives are affected’

    The Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer will help researchers figure out ways to blunt climate change and develop local strategies for living with the changes that do occur. Read more

    released on 04.28.11

  7. EcoG cluster aiding high-energy physics research

    The "green" cluster built by U of I students is now speeding up real science. Read more

    released on 04.20.11

  8. Indiana, Illinois launch HathiTrust Research Center for computational access to archives

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    released on 04.19.11

  9. NCSA Director Dunning receives ACS Award

    NCSA Director Thom Dunning received the ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research last month at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Since 1984, this award has annually recognized outstanding individual achievement for the use of computers in education, product development, or research in the chemical and biological sciences. Read more

    released on 04.15.11

  10. Edee Wiziecki honored for outstanding contributions to education in Illinois

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    released on 03.29.11

  11. Searching for a pollution solution

    Searching for a pollution solution

    Coal-burning power plants spew toxic mercury into the atmosphere, but a researcher at the University of Arizona aims to better understand mercury reactions in order to develop effective emission controls. Read more

    released on 03.29.11

  12. NCSA’s Abe supercomputer to retire April 15

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    released on 03.28.11

  13. Visualizations show Hurricane Katrina gaining power

    Work by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory on view at dome festivals. Read more

    released on 03.23.11

  14. NCSA kicks off 25th anniversary year with March 2 celebration

    Nearly 200 people attended NCSA's 25th anniversary kickoff celebration March 2 at the NCSA Building. Campus dignitaries, faculty, and staff joined NCSA employees in reflecting on the center's past while envisioning NCSA's next 25 years. Read more

    released on 03.11.11

  15. High school student spends week shadowing NCSA staff

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    released on 03.10.11