Watch the 2018 NCSA Blue Waters Symposium presentations

08.06.18 -

Researchers from around the United States convened in Sunriver, Oregon, last month for the 2018 NCSA Blue Waters Symposium to share their research and scientific discoveries from the past year enabled by NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer.

Videos from the more than 85 presentations about the research being done using the Blue Waters supercomputer includes both research at a massive scale, like the formation of galaxies, and research at a minute scale, examining the molecular dynamics of DNA nanostructures. The videos of the talks can be found on our YouTube channel, NCSAatIllinois, and can be found embedded below:

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

About Blue Waters

The Blue Waters petascale supercomputer is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Blue Waters uses hundreds of thousands of computational cores to achieve peak performance of more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second. With 1.5 petabytes of memory, Blue Waters has faster data storage than any other open system in the world. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of interdisciplinary challenges. Recent advances that were not possible without these resources include computationally designing the rst set of antibody prototypes to detect the Ebola virus, simulating the HIV capsid, visualizing the formation of the first galaxies and exploding stars, and understanding how the layout of a city can impact supercell thunderstorms.

National Science Foundation

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.