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Registration is now open for CyberGIS’16

Registration is now open for the Third International Conference on CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science (CyberGIS’16) provides a dynamic forum for bringing together the world’s foremost educators, practitioners, and researchers to share their expertise and knowledge in cyberGIS, geospatial data science, and related fields. Sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 27 and … Continued

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event

In less than the blink of an eye Einstein’s theory of relativity is on its way to becoming just another science fact. Scientists observed gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime for the second time—and researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were part of the LIGO … Continued

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa

by Susan Szuch The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa. Members of the Blue Waters team recently made it possible to discover genomic variants in over 300 deeply sequenced human samples to help construct a genotyping … Continued

Host the HPC Workflow Workshop at your site in August

Host sites are being sought for a hands-on Workflows Workshop scheduled for August 9-10, 2016. This multi-site workshop provides a convenient way for researchers to learn about the latest techniques and technologies related to workflows on high performance computing systems without having to travel long distances to attend. The two-day hands-on workshop, sponsored by the … Continued

NCSA’s Blue Waters Symposium kicks off Monday

Over 150 registered attendees are making their way to Sunriver, Oregon, for the fourth annual NCSA Blue Waters Symposium that kicks off on Monday, June 13. The symposium brings together users of the Blue Waters supercomputer as well as leaders in petascale computational science and engineering to share successes and methods on topics ranging from … Continued

Whole Tale enables new discovery by bringing ‘life’ to research articles

Directions for a new piece of “some assembly required” furniture are only useful if the user has the parts listed in the instruction manual. That makes putting those coffee tables and bookcases relatively easy to put together, compared to designing and constructing your own from scratch. Scientists at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) … Continued

Cool work on Blue Waters earns Illinois professors editor’s choice pick

The blazing fast processing speed of the Blue Waters supercomputer yielded frigid results and a hot honor for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry professor So Hirata. Selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications last year as a Blue Waters Professor, Hirata was able to take advantage of the computing time set aside for … Continued

Great Lakes Consortium awards access to Blue Waters supercomputer to 11 research projects

How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the country who were … Continued

Rep. Darin LaHood delivers statement on NITRD Program, NCSA Blue Waters

Representative Darin LaHood, (IL-18) gave a statement in support of his sponsored Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program on May 24 in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. In his comments, Rep. LaHood mentioned how NITRD is the primary federal research and development “investment portfolio in unclassified networking, … Continued

Supercomputing Leader, NVIDIA CTO Steve Oberlin to give NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures

Steve Oberlin, chief technology officer for accelerated computing at NVIDIA, will give two NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures on May 26. The morning talk is tailored for NCSA staff, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering students and faculty. The second talk is open to the public. Accelerating science, technology, and cognition: GPUs and the … Continued

NCSA Welcomes National Academy Report

NCSA expresses its unwavering commitment to sustaining advanced computing infrastructure and collaborating with the scientific community to solve the world’s most challenging problems. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomes the recommendations in the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s newly released report Future Directions for … Continued

XSEDE16 registration open!

XSEDE16 takes place July 17-21 at the Intercontinental Hotel & Resort Miami—the hotel rises 34 stories with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the Port of Miami. XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as … Continued

Tiny terrors: Researcher works to uncover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance through efflux

by Susan Szuch There are many ways that bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance—through acquiring resistance from another bacterium, or through the function of protein complexes known as efflux pump that expel antibiotics out of the bacterial cell. These protein structures are extremely small—if the period at the end of this sentence is one millimeter, then … Continued

NCSA-enabled IMAX movie “A Beautiful Planet” premiering locally

The National Center of Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is bringing the Hollywood red carpet experience to Champaign County! The Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at NCSA recently worked on “A Beautiful Planet,” the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA. … Continued

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