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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 of breakthroughs. Our team brings together industry and HPC solutions, to help industry innovate and succeed for decades to come.

Dr. Seid Koric has more than 21 years of experience at the NCSA, conducting cutting-edge applied research and providing consulting for the national academic and industrial computational communities on the center’s high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. As the technical assistant director of NCSA, he provides leadership for the center’s engagement with academic, government and industry. Dr. Koric is leading research projects on the NCSA’s petascale, high-performance computing system of Blue Waters that aim to demonstrate the scalability of engineering industrial applications on the peta and even potentially exascale computing level. He has achieved new world records in parallel scaling with both commercial and academic finite element codes in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Koric is also actively working in the areas of material processing, advanced manufacturing, biomechanics, fractal mechanics, and the convergence of HPC and AI. He has published or contributed to over 60 research papers and articles on a diverse range of topics.

Dr. Koric has developed, implemented, and tested several ground-breaking numerical methods for solving highly-nonlinear multiphysics problems. He successfully implemented a bounded Newton-Raphson local algorithm for constitutive-equation integration into a very efficient User-Defined-Subroutine in Abaqus FEA code, which improved its performance in solving solidification stress problems by more than an order of magnitude. He later implemented an explicit finite-element formulation of this method for the first time and demonstrated its significant advantages in scale-up for large three-dimensional problems on parallel computers. He has developed a new enhanced latent heat method to link spatially and temporally super heat fluxes produced by turbulent fluid flow creating an effective approach towards accurate multiphysics modeling of commercial processes.


The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation’s science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one-third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.


The NCSA Industry Program combines a highly experienced technical team with state-of-the-art high-performance digital resources to perform grand scale consulting to help businesses gain a competitive edge. We have worked with many of the world’s largest companies in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, retail/wholesale, bio/medical, life sciences, agriculture, technology, and more.

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