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NCSA collaborates with Illinois ACES to identify genes responsible for complex traits

By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois College Agricultural, Consumer and Enviornmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. – In biomedical research, plant breeding, and countless other endeavors, geneticists are on the hunt for the specific genes responsible for disease susceptibility, yield, and other traits of interest. Essentially, they’re looking for needles in the enormous haystack that is the … Continued

NCSA partners with Uni High, offering research opportunities for local high school students

Many students don’t find themselves conducting their own research and undertaking professional development activities until they’re well into their college careers. Not so for students at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School. Thanks to support from the Frankel Fund for Learning Innovation, 16 students from Uni High had the opportunity to engage in research … Continued

Bringing AI to NCSA’s industry partners

NCSA Industry is the largest HPC industrial program in the world, and with over 30 years of experience, it is our goal to tackle corporate and government challenges with HPC solutions and innovation. We leverage NCSA’s many areas of expertise by partnering with its renowned researchers. Dr. Eliu Huerta, a research scientist at NCSA, specializing … Continued

NCSA and DIA Hosting Sports and Data Analysis Colloquium on February 22

Join NCSA on February 22, 2019 from 11 am – 12 pm as we dive into this world of athletic data analysis with Illinois’ Director of Athletics Josh Whitman, Assistant Football Coach Kingsley Osei-Asibey, Women’s Soccer Head Coach Janet Rayfield, Associate Athletic Director Randy Ballard, Associate Athletic Director, Sports Technology Nick Rogers, and NCSA’s own … Continued

NCSA@SC18 Highlights

It was a busy week for us all, so in case you missed us, here’s a recap of what NCSA was up to during SC18. Student Cluster Competition: We’re so proud of our team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who took home 3rd place in the 16-team Student Cluster Competition, 1st out of … Continued

NCSA’s Student Cluster Competition Team Places Third at SC18

Each year, NCSA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sponsor a team in the annual Student Cluster Competition at the Supercomputing Conference (SC). This year’s competition, which took place over 48 hours, featured 14 teams hailing from Australia to Taiwan (and many other places). The competition challenges these teams to construct their own computing … Continued

NCSA wins two HPCWire Editors’ Choice Awards in AI and Automotive

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won Best Use of Artificial Intelligence and Best Use of HPC in Automotive in the annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards, at the 2018 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18), in Dallas, Texas. SC18 attendees are invited … Continued

NCSA’s Imagination Station coming to SC18

Can you imagine a world-changing challenge you would solve with access to advanced technology, data, and domain expertise? Maybe it’s solving the global food crisis or understanding the impact of neighborhood gun violence African-American mothers in Englewood. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites SC18 attendees to … Continued

16 students receive NCSA’s Fiddler Innovation Fellowships

From using supercomputers to peer into gun violence and mental health to simulating black hole mergers, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at Illinois has a long-standing history of transcending the borders of academic research. In line with this tradition, NCSA interns and student members from our SPIN, REU-INCLUSION and Design for America programs … Continued

NCSA Student Spotlight: Daniel George

By Boswell Hutson For the past three years, Daniel George has been working towards a P.h.D in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but when he started this journey in 2015, it was unlikely that he could have predicted the meteoric rise that was about to occur. Since arriving on campus in August … Continued

NCSA Industry Conference helps give government and industry competitive edge

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is excited to have hosted the 2018 NCSA Industry Conference, which took place on October 10-11 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees at the conference were given the opportunity to see how through the use of big data and high-performance computing, the NCSA Industry Program is … Continued

yt 3.5.0 released

The yt community is proud to announce the release of yt 3.5.0. This is a major release which involved several people here at NCSA, including students involved with Google’s Summer of Code program (read about their experiences) and includes a number of new features, minor improvements, and bugfixes. Since yt 3.4.0 we have merged 328 … Continued

Herstory: Digital Innovation Symposium and Book Signing set for October 26

An interactive symposium and book signing titled “Herstory: Digital Innovation” is set for Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana). This will be a valuable opportunity for students, professionals, and researchers to hear from midwestern women who shaped early digital … Continued

Entire galaxies are moving around in the ‘stockyards’ of cluster galaxies

Understanding the history of galaxy and cluster formation fundamentally affects our knowledge of the Universe as a whole, and sets the context for our place within it, says Tom Quinn. An astronomy professor at the University of Washington, Quinn leads the N-body Shop, where he works on running and analyzing simulations of structure and planet … Continued

Success through the years: NCSA Industry

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is home to the largest industrial high-performance computing program in the world. With over thirty years of success, NCSA recognizes the role of research in industrial advancements and innovation. No matter the technological challenge, NCSA Industry’s domain expertise, and cyberinfrastructure can be leveraged to accomplish the grandest of breakthroughs. … Continued

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