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Faculty, undergraduate students sought for Undergraduate Petascale Internship Program

The Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education Program is seeking both faculty and undergraduate students to participate in a year-long internship/mentoring program. The program will provide students with computational thinking skills and the knowledge they need to advance scientific computing throughout their careers.

Selected students will be paired with a team that is conducting petascale computing research; they will receive a stipend of up to $5,000, will attend a two-week intensive workshop (May 29-June 10 at NCSA), and will receive support for travel to the SC11 conference and education program in Seattle in November.

Students and faculty can apply for the program by April 10, 2011 March 31, 2011, at

The Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education Program is a joint effort of the National Computational Science Institute, the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, and NCSA.

More about Blue Waters

The Blue Waters petascale computing system will have a peak performance of 10 petaflops, performance that can be attained only with more than 300,000 compute cores and a peak memory bandwidth of nearly 5 petabytes/second. Performance projections indicate that Blue Waters will sustain at least 1 petaflops on a range of real-world science and engineering applications.

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.

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