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  1. 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

  2. Careers at NCSA

    Careers at NCSA

    Are you a top techie? An imaginative innovator? Check out these career opportunities at NCSA. Read more

    released on 02.15.14

  3. NCSA-CompGen Fellowships awarded to 2 graduate students

    Arjun Athreya and Marcelo Cardoso dos Reis Melo will contribute to the development of NCSA’s Bioinformatics and Health Sciences research theme. Read more

    released on 01.30.15

  4. Donna Cox to speak at SXSW

    Donna Cox to speak at SXSW

    NCSA visualization expert Donna Cox will be a member of a panel discussion about the art and science of transforming astrophysics data into cinematic movie sequences at the South by Southwest conference in March. Read more

    released on 01.23.15

  5. Best practices workshop on research computing to be held March 17-19

    Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus research computing infrastructure are invited to participate in the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop. Read more

    released on 01.22.15

  6. Apply now for International Summer School on HPC Challenges

    Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Read more

    released on 01.21.15

  7. Applications due Feb. 4 for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

    Applications are due Feb. 4 for the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program, which provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing research. Read more

    released on 01.08.15

  8. Allinea highlights NCSA’s use of tools to assist private sector partners

    Allinea Software and NCSA are enabling software heavily used in industry to run faster. Read more

    released on 01.07.15

  9. Name the new CyberGIS Center supercomputer

    The new GIS-focused supercomputer needs a name! Submit your ideas and you could win $100! Read more

    released on 01.05.15

  10. Illinois researchers invited to apply for NCSA Fellowships

    Illinois researchers invited to apply for NCSA Fellowships

    U of I researchers are invited to apply by Feb. 22 for the NCSA Fellowship program. Read more

    released on 01.05.15

  11. Centralizing national flood data can help reduce loss of life and property

    Illinois researcher Barbara Minsker is part of the National Flood Interoperability Experiment, which is building a national flood data-modeling and mapping system. Read more

    released on 12.19.14

  12. NCSA creates video tutorials on cybersecurity and incident response

    NCSA continues to help science and engineering establish stronger cybersecurity through tutorials. CTSC has created a new comprehensive guide for creating incident response teams, including outlining proper steps before and after security incidents. Read more

    released on 12.17.14

  13. NSF awards $2 million to NCSA to support global collaboration

    The project, called Global Initiative to Enhance @scale and Distributed Computing and Analysis Technologies, will bring together members of the international research community for collaborative research and development of new computing and analysis tools. Read more

    released on 12.08.14

  14. NSF awards $1.5 million to Illinois-led team for achieving scalable spatial data synthesis

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a Data Infrastructure Building Blocks grant of $1.5 million over three years to a team led by Shaowen Wang, director of the CyberGIS Center and a professor of Geography & Geographic Information Science. Read more

    released on 12.04.14

  15. Streamlining simulation

    The first fully functional version of CyberShake ran on 800 processors on NCSA’s Mercury in 2008. Six years and a few versions later, the SCEC team scaled up the code to run on 295,040 processors on Blue Waters in early 2014. The net effect was that the simulations ran about 200 times faster and created more than 600 times the data. Read more

    released on 12.04.14