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  1. Blue Waters supercomputer is available for educational projects

    As part of the Blue Water 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

  2. Strong community engagement strengthens cybersecurity research and development

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    released on 04.21.15

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola

    Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola

    NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer will be used by three research teams to gain new understanding of the deadly Ebola virus, thanks to allocations provided through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research program. Read more

    released on 04.07.15

  11. Celebrating Blue Waters

    Celebrating Blue Waters

    Sen. Mark Kirk met with Blue Waters scientists and U of I/NCSA administrators to highlight the achievements made possible by the supercomputer in its first two years. Read more

    released on 04.07.15

  12. MyProxy security software celebrates 15th anniversary

    MyProxy security software celebrates 15th anniversary

    More than 60 versions have been released, featuring contributions from developers around the world, including significant contributions from the European DataGrid, University of Virginia, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read more

    released on 04.01.15

  13. O’Shea explains how Blue Waters propels understanding of early galaxies

    O’Shea explains how Blue Waters propels understanding of early galaxies

    In an NCSA colloquium, Brian O'Shea details the layers of complex physics needed to simulate the formation of galaxies, and why the power of Blue Waters is essential for his work. Watch video

    released on 03.17.15

  14. Blue Waters and Stampede help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

    Blue Waters and Stampede help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

    U of I researchers model strong bond between proteins cohesin and dockerin. Read more

    released on 03.17.15

  15. Great Lakes Consortium awards Blue Waters resources to 9 research teams

    Blue Waters will aid investigations of DNA, galaxy formation, and economic reactions to climate change. Read more

    released on 03.13.15