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NCSA hosts 2017 Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

On September 19-20, 2017, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will welcome the newest cadre of Blue Waters Graduate Fellows, from nine universities across the country, to the University of Illinois campus. The annual visit provides graduate researchers with the opportunity to meet with their Blue Waters mentors, participate in hands-on training led by … Continued

LCI seeks hosts

The Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) is currently seeking applications from institutions interested in hosting the 2018 LCI Introductory Workshop. This workshop provides education and technical training for the deployment and use of computing clusters to the high-performance computing community worldwide. The deadline to submit your host site letter of interest form is October 1, 2017. … Continued

Illinois launches first U.S. nanomanufacturing node

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers, in conjunction with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), have been awarded a 5-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch the country’s first computational node aimed at developing nanomanufacturing simulation tools to improve efficiencies and strengthen the economic viability of nanomanufacturing. The nanoMFG … Continued

Getty Foundation grant for collaborative research on Mediterranean cities

The Getty Foundation, as part of its “Connecting Art Histories” initiative, has awarded a major grant to The Cyprus Institute (CyI), in support of a new research project: “Mediterranean Palimpsests: Connecting the Art and Architectural Histories of Medieval and Early Modern Cities.” Directed by Nikolas Bakirtzis (The Cyprus Institute) and D. Fairchild Ruggles (University of … Continued

A new cosmic ‘lab’

If you have ever had to wait those agonizing minutes in front of a computer for a movie or large file to load, you’ll likely sympathize with the plight of cosmologists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). But instead of watching TV dramas, they are trying to transfer, as fast … Continued

NCSA industry conference to highlight business and government breakthroughs

Registration is now open! The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is excited to announce the 2017 NCSA Industry Conference which will take place October 11–12 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. This year’s conference provides attendees with the opportunity to experience the transformative power of high performance computing and big data as … Continued

New study uncovers best practices for effective partnerships between public HPC centers and industri

A new global study aimed at identifying and understanding best practices in partnerships between public high performance computing (HPC) centers and private industry use of HPC system and expertise has just been released. The study, which hopes to promote the vital transfer of scientific knowledge to industry and the important transfer of industrial experience to … Continued

Illinois faculty and staff can request time on Blue Waters supercomputer

Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems and is located here at Illinois. Each year more than 3 million node-hours are allocated to projects from our campus. Each node has many powerful cores, providing University faculty and staff significant computing power. Proposals are accepted twice per year, the next deadline September … Continued

NCSA researcher awarded SIGHPC/Intel Computational Data and Science Fellowship

Santiago Nuñez-Corrales, a graduate researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Ph.D. student in Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was one of twelve recipients to be awarded the SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship for 2017. The fellowship, funded by Intel, was established to increase the diversity of graduate … Continued

The yt Project awarded NSF grant to expand to multiple new science domains

The yt Project, an open science environment created to address astrophysical questions through analysis and visualization, has been awarded a $1.6 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue developing their software project. This grant will enable yt to expand and begin to support other domains beyond astrophysics, including weather, geophysics and … Continued

NCSA processes data for the Dark Energy Survey in the most accurate measurement of dark matter struc

New measurements from data processed by the Dark Energy Survey Data Management (DESDM) project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign verify the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark … Continued

NCSA seeking applicants for cyberinfrastructure professional internships

NCSA is announcing a new internship program aimed to help develop the nation’s cyberinfrastructure workforce. The NCSA Internship Program for Cyberinfrastructure Professionals, sponsored by the National Science Foundation will be offered in the fall and spring semesters. The first session will be full-time over the course of 15 weeks from early September through mid-December and … Continued

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