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  1. A dynamite system

    Irene Qualters joined the National Science Foundation in December 2009 as a program director in the office of Cyberinfrastructure, with responsibility for the Blue Waters project. She recently talked with Access' Barbara Jewett about Blue Waters, as well as the future of high-performance computing. Read more

    released on 07.15.10

  2. Glimpse of a “post-silicon” world

    Georgia Tech physicists explore graphene's properties as a conductor of electrons. Read more

    released on 07.15.10

  3. Cyberinfrastructure for transformative science

    Cyberinfrastructure for transformative science

    NCSA Director Thom Dunning writes about the NCSA/NSF relationship. Read more

    released on 07.15.10

  4. Submissions sought for reconfigurable computing workshop

    The workshop provides a forum for computational scientists who use reconfigurable computers and technology developers to discuss progress and trends in the field. Read more

    released on 07.07.10

  5. Sky yields big data

    Sky yields big data

    Cosmology and astronomy are increasingly data-intensive sciences. NCSA is assisting researchers as they prepare to gather and process petabytes of data. Read more

    released on 06.30.10

  6. Partnership of supercomputing centers announces NSF XD TIS award

    NCSA, TACC, PSC and NICS to offer first dedicated technology insertion service for the "new" TeraGrid. Read more

    released on 06.28.10

  7. Cox participates in summit on broadening impacts

    The summit discussed the five NSF criteria for broadening the impact of research it supports. Read more

    released on 06.24.10

  8. Craig, Leetaru receive third web tool patent

    Their patent, "Method and System for Retrieving Information using an Authentication Web Page," simplifies the process of accessing multiple secure web applications. Read more

    released on 06.22.10

  9. More than 1,000 visit new supercomputing facility

    More than 1,000 visit new supercomputing facility

    Thanks to all those in the community who turned out! Read more

    released on 06.18.10

  10. Free registration for Illinois students at VSCSE summer schools hosted by NCSA

    Want to learn how to use graphics processors for scientific computing? Scale your parallel code to tens of thousands of CPU cores? Deal with ginormous datasets? The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering offers these courses and more during its summer program for 2010. Read more

    released on 06.15.10

  11. Tour new National Petascale Computing Facility at June 17 open house

    Take a tour and learn more about the building's energy-efficient features and about Blue Waters, which will be the most powerful supercomputer in the world when it comes online in 2011. Read more

    released on 05.05.10

  12. A cooler path

    A cooler path

    The climate is changing. Global temperatures have been increasing for over 40 years, and the science indicates this is primarily due to human activities. The good news, according to climate model results using NCSA resources, is this change can be slowed down before the impacts become too large. Read more

    released on 05.04.10

  13. NCSA hiring undergraduates for summer research experiences

    Undergraduate students from multiples disciplines -- including chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering, and education -- will have the opportunity to actively participate in research conducted by NCSA and its partners. Read more

    released on 04.27.10

  14. Preparing for the big one

    Preparing for the big one

    A Blue Waters team works with earthquake engineers to build and combine codes that will provide better seismic hazard assessments and inform safer building codes. Read more

    released on 04.21.10

  15. PRAC winners represent a range of disciplines

    Petascale Computing Resource Allocations from the National Science Foundation allow research teams to work closely with the Blue Waters project team in preparing their codes. Read more

    released on 04.21.10