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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Science Olympians ModelThis! at NCSA

    Dozens of middle- and high-school students from across Illinois tackled the challenges of computational modeling at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) as they competed in the Illinois Science Olympiad State Finals Competition on April 10. Read more

    released on 04.20.10

  7. NCSA helps create interactive tornado experience for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

    NCSA helps create interactive tornado experience for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

    NCSA's visualizations are part of an interactive kiosk that allows museum guests to manipulate the key factors of wind speed, air temperature, and moisture to create the conditions that are right for the formation of a tornado. Read more

    released on 04.19.10

  8. NCSA to host free NWChem workshop

    A hands-on approach will be adopted and participants will have the opportunity to explore the various capabilities as well as interact with NWChem developers present at the tutorial sessions. Read more

    released on 04.10.10

  9. Students to tackle modeling challenge at NCSA as part of Science Olympiad

    In the NCSA-hosted event, Model This!, teams will use computational models to gain insights about either predator/prey interactions or the spread of an air-borne disease; they interpret data and use it to answer questions. Read more

    released on 04.08.10

  10. June workshop promotes data center innovation, energy efficiency

    Keynote speakers are Ed Seminaro, chief architect of POWER HPC servers at IBM, and David Dibble, executive vice president of service engineering and operations at Yahoo!. Read more

    released on 04.06.10

  11. When tornadoes attack

    With Blue Waters, atmospheric scientists believe they'll be able to gain important insights into the formation of dangerous twisters, leading to earlier and more accurate warnings. Read more

    released on 04.06.10

  12. National Petascale Computing Facility reaches substantial completion

    National Petascale Computing Facility reaches substantial completion

    The University of Illinois' National Petascale Computing Facility has reached substantial completion and will be ready for operations June 1. Read more

    released on 04.02.10

  13. MyProxy celebrates 10th anniversary

    The first version of the MyProxy credential management software was created at NCSA in April 2000. Read more

    released on 03.30.10

  14. Linux selected as operating system for Blue Waters

    Staff at NCSA and IBM evaluated both the open-source Linux and IBM's AIX as potential operating systems for Blue Waters, extensively testing both on identical hardware at large scale. Read more

    released on 03.22.10

  15. Astrophysicists, cosmologists to tap power of Blue Waters

    Scientists and engineers who are eager to tap this sustained-petaflop powerhouse for breakthrough research are already working closely with the Blue Waters project team to prepare their codes. Read more

    released on 03.18.10