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Blue Waters project to offer graduate course on visualization in Spring 2015

NCSA’s Blue Waters project will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015 and is seeking university partners who are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. This semester-long online course will include video lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments and will provide students with … Continued

XSEDE and Blue Waters go supernova

by Liz Murray If you were to go back far enough into the Earth’s cosmic ancestry, you might be surprised to find it all started with a supernova explosion. These explosive cosmic events are like laboratories in space, generating elements that enable the creation of life later on; in fact, most of what makes up … Continued

9 Illinois researchers selected for NCSA Fellowships

Nine researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive fellowships with research support that will enable them to pursue collaborative projects with the researchers and computer technology experts at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Fellows play an important role at NCSA as the center implements its “big research, … Continued

National Data Service kickoff

Creating an infrastructure supporting data from across all disciplines of science, engineering, and humanities so that researchers can easily find, reuse, and publish data in a world where researchers generate immense amounts of it daily was the focus of the kickoff meeting for the National Data Service (NDS). More than 70 representatives from organizations across … Continued

21 undergraduate students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program

Shodor and the Blue Waters project have selected 21 undergraduate students from across the country to participate in the Blue Waters Student Internship Program for 2014-2015. “The Blue Waters project is committed to preparing undergraduate and graduate students to be the future innovators and leaders in the applications of petascale computing in all fields of … Continued

Registration now open for Virtual School visualization workshop

On Aug. 25-26, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a visualization workshop offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering. This two-day training will cover all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains. The workshop will begin with an introduction to … Continued

Registration now open for Conference on CyberGIS and Geodesign

The Second International Conference on CyberGIS and Geodesign (CyberGIS’14)—to be held Aug. 19-21 in Redlands, California–will provide a forum for sharing cutting-edge research, education and training experiences ranging from new theories, methods, and applications of cyberGIS and geodesign to related industrial relations and partnerships, and international collaborations. CyberGIS’14 will include an international research symposium that … Continued

Materials Data Facility launched in support of Materials Genome Initiative

The National Data Service Consortium is launching a materials data facility for the advancement of materials science research through open data access and sharing. On the third anniversary of President Barack Obama establishing the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a multi-agency effort to transform materials science research in the United States through a national infrastructure—a consortium of … Continued

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