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Registration for 2019 LCI Workshops now open

Registration is now open for the Linux Clusters Institute’s (LCI) weeklong, hands-on Introductory and Intermediate workshops. These workshops will cover the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster and will be led by some of the world’s leading HPC experts. LCI Intermediate Workshop Early bird registration ends April 15! May 13-17, … Continued

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth

Birth of Planet Earth, a new 24-minute giant screen science documentary for digital fulldome cinemas, had its global premiere at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin this month. The film is a co-production of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spitz Creative Media, and Thomas … Continued

NCSA Student Spotlight: Jasmine Shih

Jasmine Shih attended Urbana High school, and participated in the executive intern program during her senior year where she began working at NCSA on a web project when she was first inspired by the demos produced by the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL). Fast forward to her senior year at the University of Illinois, Jasmine is … Continued

Can You Imagine: Leading Innovation with NCSA Industry?

With over 30 years of leadership in high-performance computing and data, NCSA is home to the largest industrial HPC program in the world. NCSA recognizes the role of research in industrial advancements and innovation as a critical part of its immense success. NCSA Industry’s domain expertise and cyberinfrastructure can be leveraged to accomplish the grandest … Continued

The need for speed: New iForge GPUs enable faster models, simulations

by Katherine Kendig Researchers in industry can now solve their most complex modeling and simulation challenges faster. The powerful iForge cluster at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at Illinois provides our partners in industry with the compute resources and user support they need to coax efficient performance and increased productivity out of even … Continued

Crops in silico project awarded $5 million

The Crops in silico project (Cis), led by the University of Illinois, has been awarded a $5 million grant extended across four years from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). This grant will help to extend the original Cis project, creating a computer platform that links models across different biological scales — from … Continued

NCSA Groups Sweep Original Undergraduate Research Awards at EOH 19

Three undergraduate student groups from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have been awarded the top three places in this year’s Illinois Engineering Open House (EOH) Original Undergraduate Research awards. The awards, which were chosen by The Grainger College of Engineering alumni judges, were selected out of the entire Illinois engineering campus and took … Continued

38 Illinois research groups awarded time on Blue Waters leadership supercomputer

Thirty-eight research groups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been allocated new computation time on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This round of allocations provides over 17 million node-hours, equivalent to over half a billion core hours, and … Continued

Promising diagnostics for detecting latent tuberculosis revealed

A collaboration between the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Michigan are introducing a new machine-learning-driven approach to latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) diagnostics. While leveraging a high throughput detection technology and powerful bioinformatics, this approach aims to reveal multi-marker signatures for LTBI diagnosis and … Continued

10 reasons to visit NCSA during Engineering Open House

With the annual Engineering Open House right around the corner, here are 10 reasons to visit this student-led and fun-filled weekend of exciting events, futuristic exhibits, and tons of competitions and prizes! If you have ever wondered what a supercomputer is, or how our universe came into being, be sure to visit the National Center … Continued

NCSA hosts inaugural Workshop on Data-Science Enabled Advances in Nanomanufacturing

The nanomanufacturing (nanoMFG) node at Illinois presented its first two-day workshop on February 26-27 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop focused on data-science enabled advances in nanomanufacturing in nanotechnology to explore future opportunities in nanomanufacturing. The workshop, led by PI Kimani Toussaint, Associate Professor … Continued

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