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NCSA’s Private Sector Program pushes LS-DYNA code to extreme scale on Blue Waters sup

LS-DYNA, an explicit finite element code used for simulations in the auto, aerospace, manufacturing, and bioengineering industries, was recently scaled to 15,000 cores on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer—a world record for scaling of any commercial engineering code. Both software developers and end-users face constraints when it comes to testing the limits of commercial codes. They … Continued

Really big problems

by Trish Barker “We’re driven by solving really big problems,” says Greg Voth, the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. His research team uses multiscale computational simulation to study complex biomolecular, condensed phase, and novel materials systems. But these systems and processes are so complex that they are … Continued

Smarr wins Golden Goose

Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power—which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to today’s ubiquitous web browsers—was named today as the first 2014 recipient of … Continued

Researchers selected for Blue Waters advisory committee

The Science and Engineering Team Advisory Committee (SETAC) brings together a diverse group of Blue Waters users to provide guidance on the project’s growth and development through an end-user perspective. As a part of their role in the SETAC, chosen representatives will make annual recommendations for positive change and improvement within the Blue Waters project. … Continued

12 Illinois faculty awarded prestigious Blue Waters Professorships

Twelve University of Illinois faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). “This extraordinary opportunity will boost the efforts of these outstanding researchers and will … Continued

Submissions due May 1 for Extreme Scaling Workshop

The National Science Foundation-funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects will host the 8th Extreme Scaling Workshop Aug. 14-15, 2014, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This year’s theme is “The Intersection of Big Data and Large-Scale Computing.” The conference committee seeks submissions of excellent quality addressing the challenges of … Continued

NCSA helps launch resource to fight cybercrime

Cybercrime is a booming industry in the United States, estimated at $100 billion, and shows no signs of slowing down. Attackers have an arsenal of weapons at their disposal, including social engineering (or phishing), penetrating weak security protocols, and exploiting software vulnerabilities that can serve as an “open window” into an organization’s IT environment. Closing … Continued

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