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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets green light for construction

The National Science Foundation (NSF) agreed on Friday (Aug. 1) to support the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) to manage the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). This marks the official federal start of the LSST project, the top-ranked major ground-based facility recommended by the National Research Council’s Astronomy and … Continued

Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by Sept. 15

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to apply by Sept. 15 for allocations of time on the powerful Blue Waters supercomputer. Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems. Each year, 3-4 million node-hours will be allocated to projects from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As each … Continued

Students invited to learn about NCSA internships on Aug. 28

The National Center for Supercomputing (NCSA) is looking for talented Illinois undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research internships during the 2014-2015 academic year. NCSA’s SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) program offers paid internships to Illinois students who can contribute to challenging projects with support from members of NCSA’s expert staff who act as mentors. To … Continued

NCSA to host OpenACC workshop on Aug. 5

NCSA and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project that it leads, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, will present an OpenACC GPU programming workshop on Aug. 5. The workshop will have a hands-on component using NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer. OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of … Continued

Early bird discount for Linux Clusters Institute Workshop ends July 20!

The Linux Clusters Institute is offering a weeklong workshop covering the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, including MPI, networking, account management, managing third-party software, scheduling and resource management, user support, and hands-on experience building a cluster. The complete program is detailed at: Attendees can save $50 by registering … Continued

Four additional students named Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

Four additional computational science PhD students have been selected to receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships, which provide graduate students in diverse fields with substantial support and the opportunity to leverage the petascale power of NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer to advance their research. Six graduate fellows were named earlier this spring. Because of the large number … Continued

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