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  1. National Institute of Food and Agriculture honors MarketMaker

    National Institute of Food and Agriculture honors MarketMaker

    MarketMaker, a tool created at Illinois with assistance from NCSA, was honored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for outstanding contribution in support of the USDA mission and for positive impact on agriculture. This online marketing resource gives farmers greater access to regional markets by linking them with processors, retailers, consumers and other food supply chain participants. Read more

    released on 10.07.10

  2. Hubble 3D earns 3 awards at Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Hubble 3D earns 3 awards at Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Hubble 3D, a 43-minute IMAX® 3D documentary featuring two sequences created by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory, won three achievement awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association. The film, an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, was honored as Best Film Produced Exclusively For Giant Screen Theaters and Best Film for Lifelong Learning and for Best Cinematography. Read more

    released on 10.01.10

  3. NCSA, TeraGrid to participate in USA Science & Engineering Festival

    Stop by the Supercomputers for Scientific Discovery booth (#1312) and learn about Blue Waters, a new supercomputer to be installed soon at the University of Illinois that will do quadrillions of calculations every second! Read more

    released on 09.28.10

  4. NCSA’s Towns to appear on GPU computing panel

    Along with Michael Wolfe and Mark R. Fernandez, John Towns will discuss the benefits of GPU technologies as performance accelerators for computationally intensive and high-performance workloads and environments. Read more

    released on 09.28.10

  5. NCSA receives NSF grant to develop Eclipse-based Workbench for HPC Applications

    The goal is to provide a comprehensive, powerful, easy-to-use development environment that will improve the way experts develop, debug, optimize, and run their science and engineering applications. Read more

    released on 09.23.10

  6. Open for science

    Construction of the National Petascale Computing Facility is complete. Read more

    released on 09.22.10

  7. New technology for old text

    Computing time from I-CHASS and NCSA helps scholars improve digitization of 18th century text. Read more

    released on 09.21.10

  8. Building bridges from research to education

    The cybereducation team at NCSA helps bridge the gap between research and education by conducting activities and programs to disseminate advanced technologies to new—as well as established—communities, encouraging them to adopt computational technologies as learning tools. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  9. Quantum mechanics reveals new details of deep earth

    Scientists use NCSA and other TeraGrid resources to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  10. Getting the rabbit in the hat

    Tulane University researchers investigate how tiny units of genetic material fold into long fibers—and impact some of our bodies' most fundamental processes. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  11. A workhorse retires

    A workhorse retires

    After providing millions of compute hours over six and one half years of faithful service, NCSA's Mercury cluster retired at the end of March. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  12. Inspiring minds

    "Having access to NCSA kept my projects alive!" Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  13. Ahead of the curve

    INDICATOR is an open-source biosurveillance program that analyzes data of local reported illnesses and school absences to detect unusual numbers. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  14. A better understanding

    A better understanding

    Building the world's fastest computer for open research also requires developing the applications that will allow researchers to do their science on the machine. Bill Gropp, the chief applications architect for Blue Waters, tells Access' Barbara Jewett what that work involves and how it feeds into the future of high-performance computing. Read more

    released on 09.17.10

  15. TeraGrid resources help Harvard team gain insights into deafness

    Little is known about the protein molecules involved in touch and auditory function. Now, a team from Harvard University has resolved the atomic-level structure of a protein essential for sound perception using TeraGrid supercomputers.. Read more

    released on 09.17.10