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NCSA @ EOH 2019

Can you imagine how researchers are using supercomputers to challenge and change the future of science? We can! The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) wants to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the machines and research advancements in science during the 2019 Engineering Open House! NCSA’s events are happening on Friday, March 8 and … Continued

U of I hosting Women in Data Science Conference on March 4

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is participating in the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference being held at an estimated 150 locations worldwide on March 4, 2019. The event, which will feature local speakers working in data science fields and a live stream from Stanford University, will take place at the National Center … Continued

Blue Waters Professor Diwakar Shukla named Sloan Research Fellow

Diwakar Shukla, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois and a Blue Waters Professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), was one of two Illinois professors named a Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This fellowship, which lasts for two years, has been awarded to … Continued

Student Spotlight: Yan Zhan

Building anything from the ground-up is a monumental and daunting challenge, but building a supercomputer with very limited training is often-times enough to intimidate even the most ambitious undergraduate student. For the University of Illinois’ Student Cluster Competition (SCC) team and their captain-turned-advisor Yan Zhan, this task is what they spend the better part of … Continued

Six research groups awarded new GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters supercomputer

Six research groups have been awarded new allocations by the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) on the Blue Waters supercomputer, located at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through a stringent peer-reviewed process, allocations total two million node hours (equivalent to 64 million core hours) of … Continued

Caltech researcher uses Blue Waters to model galactic atmospheres

Boswell Hutson (NCSA) Since the beginning of astronomy, scientists have historically spent countless hours, and more recently countless compute cycles, to understand the formation of our galaxy or galaxies in general. This research has advanced to the point where scientists can reasonably estimate how galaxies begin, but some mysteries remain. Before present-day, researchers were limited … Continued

Students Visit NCSA from Australia to work on Crops in Silico Project

Harry Guthrie and Edward Dann are joining the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for an eight-week internship sponsored by the Research Computing Centre (RCC) and the Monash Faculty of Information Technology in Australia, to work with the Crops in silico project (CIS). Guthrie, an undergraduate student in … Continued

NCSA, Illinois Technology Services, and College of Media come together to imagine the future of adve

From working on building the Social Media Macroscope, to leading the Social Research and Technology Innovation Lab (SRTI) at the University of Illinois, and venturing out into launching a futuristic prototype of computational advertising, Dr. Joseph T. Yun, Leader of Research and Innovation at Technology Services, Research Assistant Professor at the College of Media and … Continued

Can You Imagine: Predicting crop yields with supercomputers and satellites?

What if we could predict, in real-time, crop productivity and water use for the entire United States corn belt? Using the help of NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, Kaiyu Guan, principal investigator on the Geophysical Research Letters study, and assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) at the University of Illinois … Continued

Clowder Awarded $5 Million from NSF

Kenton McHenry (Co-PI), Klara Nahrstedt (Co-PI), Praveen Kumar (Co-PI), and Luigi Marini (Clowder software architect) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $5 million to bring together the Clowder community. Clowder, an open source data management tool based on active curation, was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of … Continued

AI Symposium

Join the Gies College of Business, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Synchrony for the AI Symposium on February 15 from 10am-3pm at NCSA. This free event is open to students, faculty and staff, and will include interactive displays and sessions from top companies in AI such as Google, John Deere, Synchrony and … Continued

Black hole research featuring simulations from the Blue Waters supercomputer published in Nature

New research based on simulations using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, reveals that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly—and sometimes violently—that can lead to the formation of very massive black holes. In these rare galaxies, normal star formation is disrupted and black hole formation … Continued

NCSA accepting Illinois Faculty Fellows for 2019-2020

NCSA hosting two upcoming events for interested faculty members The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is beginning the application process for the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows program. This competitive Fellowship program for faculty and researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides seed funding for new projects that include NCSA staff as integral contributors … Continued

New Blue Waters Webinars announced

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ (NCSA) Blue Waters project is pleased to announce three new webinar topics to launch 2019, focused on the cloud, open-source software, and scientific 3D visualization. Over the next month, we will offer the following webinars: January 23, 2019: Cloud Resource Federation for Galaxy February 6, 2019: Teaching Computational Scientists … Continued

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