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Research
Screenshot from the Hunt for the Supertwister Documentary of a tornado visualization closeup of grey clouds and orange, blue, and yellow data points within the funnel

Hunt for the Supertwister

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collaborated with visualization experts at NCSA in an effort to shed light on how the most violent tornadoes form and to create animations that reveal the inner behavior of tornado producing storms.

In the News
2003 photograph of Craig Steffen standing next to a cluster of Playstation 2 consoles at NCSA

Playing the Supercomputer Game

When Sony later released the Linux Kit for the PS2, interest in the machines spread beyond the gaming community to a seemingly unlikely place: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Announcements
NSF TeraGrid physical map of the United States with orange lines branching out to connect UC/ANL, NCSA, IU, PU, ORNL, PSC, UT, and SDSC

NSF Creates TeraGrid

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $53 million to four U.S. research institutions to build and deploy a distributed terascale facility (DTF).

Research
An image of a yellow, blue, red and grey molecule next to an image of a black, red, and blue vintage supercomputer

Eli Lilly Develops Asthma Drug

David Herron of Eli Lilly and Company harnessed high-performance computing to aid the fight against asthma from the moment the company joined NCSA’s Industrial Program, now the Private Sector Program, in 1987.

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