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  1. Exploring the nanoscale

    Purdue researchers use Blue Waters to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies. Read more

    released on 03.04.15

  2. Blue Waters tours

    Blue Waters tours

    Take a tour of Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! In conjunction with Engineering Open House, you can visit the supercomputer any time between 9a and 3p on Saturday, March 14. Read more

    released on 03.03.15

  3. Understanding Alzheimer’s

    Understanding Alzheimer’s

    Mayo Clinic researchers use the Blue Waters supercomputer to understand gene expression in the brain. Read more

    released on 02.04.15

  4. Do the wave

    Do the wave

    The Blue Waters supercomputer has helped create more physically realistic, wave-based earthquake simulations. Read more

    released on 12.04.14

  5. GPU Hackathon applications due by March 6

    Current or prospective users of large hybrid CPU-GPU systems like Blue Waters can get help with porting or optimizing an application for GPUs. Read more

    released on 03.03.15

  6. Students invited to apply for XSEDE Scholars program by March 31

    U.S. students from underrepresented groups will learn more about high-performance computing, network with researchers, and belong to a cohort of student peers. Read more

    released on 02.27.15

  7. NCSA’s Merle Giles co-edits book on industrial impact of HPC

    NCSA’s Merle Giles co-edits book on industrial impact of HPC

    The book includes contributions from 11 experts from different industries and countries. Read more

    released on 02.27.15

  8. NCSA part of team developing tools to help governments deal with disasters

    A $20 million award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be used to develop computer tools to help local governments decide how to invest resources to lessen the impact of extreme weather and other hazards. Read more

    released on 02.26.15

  9. NCSA collaborator Ryan Foley awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

    Foley, a U of I professor of astronomy and physics, studies exploding stars and other celestial transient objects. He discovered and characterized Type Iax supernovae and uses Type Ia supernovae to measure the expansion and investigate the content of the universe. Read more

    released on 02.23.15

  10. ILLINOIS APPLICATIONS TO USE BLUE WATERS ARE DUE BY March 16

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to apply by March 16 to use the powerful Blue Waters supercomputer. Read more

    released on 02.16.15

  11. Cornell researcher uses Blue Waters to identify flaws in system of space-based rainfall observation

    Cornell researcher uses Blue Waters to identify flaws in system of space-based rainfall observation

    Patrick Reed's study, published this month in Physical Review Letters, found that satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to major flooding that catches people by surprise. Read more

    released on 02.13.15

  12. Blue Waters aids plasma research

    Blue Waters aids plasma research

    The UCLA Plasma Simulation Group’s simulation of a high-efficiency plasma wakefield accelerator was recently featured on the cover of the journal Nature. Read more

    released on 02.11.15

  13. Merle Giles one of HPCwire’s People to Watch for 2015

    Merle Giles one of HPCwire’s People to Watch for 2015

    NCSA's director of business and economic development is selected as one of the "stars on the rise in high-performance computing." Read more

    released on 02.09.15

  14. Undergraduates can apply by March 20 for Blue Waters internship program

    Undergraduate students from across the country are invited to apply for year-long Blue Waters internships. Read more

    released on 02.06.15

  15. Milwaukee Institute joins NCSA Private Sector Program

    Partnership will provide Wisconsin-based companies with expanded computing, data, modeling, simulation, and analytics resources. Read more

    released on 02.05.15