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Industry Partner Program

Crafting Solutions for Grand Challenges in Industry and Government.

A History of Success

For over 30 years, NCSA has helped innovative organizations overcome their biggest obstacles. We partner with global companies and government groups to tackle big questions and provide meaningful results in fields ranging from artificial intelligence to genome mapping to autonomous transportation – all supported by our eight-time HPCWire Award-winning team of experts and delivered on advanced computing resources.

Sectors we work with include:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Our Expertise

The NCSA Industry Partner Program offers globally recognized domain expertise, comprehensive infrastructure services, and the ability to collaborate across the University of Illinois system with renowned faculty and motivated students.

Bioinformatics & Genomics

Development, automation, and exploration

Production workflows and optimization for genomics; computational biology analysis on HPC and the cloud.

Ask us about:

  • performance optimization
  • machine learning approaches
  • variant calling
  • benchmarking
  • pipeline automation
  • genome‐wide association studies (GWAS)

Cybersecurity & Networking

Connectivity, privacy, assessment

Providing federated identity management, network monitoring and provision, software assurance, system protection, and analytics

Data Analytics & AI

Prediction, assurance, discovery

Data analysis, data management, and machine learning at massive scale for HPC and cloud environments.

Ask us about:

  • applied machine learning
  • code optimization
  • applications
  • performance tuning
  • workforce training
  • geographic information systems (GIS)

Faculty & Student Collaborations

Experience, advancement, training

Partnerships with elite faculty across wide-ranging specialties; career preparation and real-world experience for talented students.

Ask us about:

  • multidisciplinary centers
  • student work
  • publications
  • awards
  • Research Park

HPC Operations

Solutions, infrastructure, support

Building, optimizing, advancing and maintaining HPC systems for thousands of active users across the globe.

Modeling & Simulations

Modernization, scaling, research

Consulting for domain-specific fluid dynamics and finite element analysis on HPC.

Ask us about:

  • code profiling
  • multiphysics
  • finite element analysis (FEA)
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • benchmarking
  • parallelization
  • FSI
  • optimization
  • multiscale

Software & Applications

Engineering, design, functionality

Development of flexible, extensible software tools and frameworks for data analysis and management.

Ask us about:

  • metadata creation
  • open source platforms
  • data management
  • custom solutions
  • integration


Access, organization, flexibility

Design, configuration and system support of filesystem hardware and software, backup solutions, and archive environments.


Transformation, illumination, communication

Exploration and application of representation techniques to maximize insight and understanding of complex data

Ask us about:

  • user interfaces
  • visualization software
  • custom solutions
  • simulations
  • public outreach
  • virtual reality (VR)
  • documentaries

iForge Compute Resources

iForge is a high-performance computing cluster designed specifically for NCSA’s industry partners, featuring distinct hardware platforms designed for differing computational needs.

For more information on gaining access to iForge, please contact us.

We Speak Your Language

Ask about our eight spoken languages and 20+ programming languages: Android Studio, C, C++, C#, Bash, Fortran, Git, HTML/CSS, Java, JavaScript, Matlab, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Spark, SQL, Stata, Unity and others.

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The Industry Program releases a quarterly newsletter for its partners. Read the latest edition and subscribe to receive the newsletter in your email inbox.

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Neil Andrews

Neil Andrews

Program Manager

Katherine Kendig

Katherine Kendig

Program Manager

Charlotte Cornwall

Charlotte Cornwall

Project Manager

Holly Highland

Holly Highland

Project Manager

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Office Administrator


Our Partners

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Abbvie logo
Axis logo
Brunswick logo
Capital One logo
CASI logo
Caterpillar logo
Charmworks logo
Convergent Science logo
Cray logo
Champaign Urbana Aerospace logo
Danieli logo
Data Direct Networks logo
Dell logo
Drexel logo
Hatch Agriculture Group logo
The HDF Group logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise logo
Illinois Rocstar logo
Intense Computing logo
J Star logo
John Deere logo
Mayo Clinic logo
National Technical Information Service logo
Phillips 66 logo
Illinois Prairie Research Institute logo
Rgenta logo
Rolls Royce logo
Simbiosys logo
Simulia logo
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Syngenta logo
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