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  1. Version 2.1 of NCSA Polyglot released

    NCSA Polyglot is a distributed and highly extensible framework for file format conversions. Read more

    released on 05.05.15

  2. Six PhD students from across the country selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

    Six outstanding computational science PhD students from across the country have been selected to receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships for 2015-2016. Read more

    released on 05.04.15

  3. 22 students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program

    Interns from across the country will learn to apply high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, and engineering through the year-long program. Read more

    released on 05.04.15

  4. Campanelli describes collision of supermassive black holes

    Campanelli describes collision of supermassive black holes

    In an NCSA Colloquium, Rochester Institute of Technology professor Manuela Campanelli describes how her research team uses Blue Waters to study the merger of supermassive black holes. Watch video

    released on 04.23.15

  5. XSEDE15 registration is now open

    XSEDE15 registration is now open

    Registration for the annual XSEDE conference is now open, with early bird discounts available through June 24. XSEDE15 will be held July 26-30 in St. Louis. Read more

    released on 04.22.15

  6. 136 projects awarded access to XSEDE-allocated supercomputing resources

    136 projects awarded access to XSEDE-allocated supercomputing resources

    A total of 291 million computing hours, valued at just under $15 million, were awarded to 136 projects across the country. Read more

    released on 04.22.15

  7. Blue Waters supercomputer is available for educational projects

    Blue Waters supercomputer is available for educational projects

    As part of the Blue Waters project, up to 1 percent of the system's computational capacity is available for educational uses, including semester-long courses, workshops, and institutes. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Read more

    released on 04.21.15

  8. Blue Waters enables realistic 3D simulations of colliding black holes

    Blue Waters enables realistic 3D simulations of colliding black holes

    U of I physics professor Stuart Shapiro presented movies of the black hole simulations at a meeting of the American Physical Society. His team described elements of the study last November in Physical Review D. Read more

    released on 04.21.15

  9. SPIN showcase

    SPIN showcase

    NCSA interns will show the outcome of their yearlong projects at a poster session on April 29. Read more

    released on 04.21.15

  10. Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter

    Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter

    Data processed at NCSA yield the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. Read more

    released on 04.13.15

  11. Illinois professor Madhu Viswanathan work with subsistence marketplaces

    Illinois professor Madhu Viswanathan work with subsistence marketplaces

    In an NCSA Colloquium, the professor of Business Administration describes the Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative, which adopts a unique bottom-up approach to understanding and designing solutions at the intersection of poverty and marketplaces. Watch video

    released on 04.10.15

  12. NCSA researcher Wendy Tam Cho awarded Guggenheim fellowship

    NCSA researcher Wendy Tam Cho awarded Guggenheim fellowship

    Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, is among the among 175 fellows chosen for “prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Read more

    released on 04.10.15

  13. Expeditions in Distributed Scientific Computing

    Expeditions in Distributed Scientific Computing

    Shantenu Jha introduces RADICAL-Cybertools, a standards-based, abstraction-driven approach to high-performance distributed computing. Watch video

    released on 04.10.15

  14. The role of advanced visualization instrumentation

    The role of advanced visualization instrumentation

    In a recent colloquium, Jason Leigh provided an overview of the state of the art in Advanced Visualization Instrumentation, the middleware used to drive them, and how they are being used to advance science and education. Watch video

    released on 04.10.15

  15. Studying chemical and biological processes

    Studying chemical and biological processes

    U of I Chemistry Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer explains the hybrid quantum/classical methods her research team uses and why supercomputers like Blue Waters are essential to this work. Watch video

    released on 04.10.15