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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

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.

Research

3D Volumetric Rendering of Mummy

The University of Illinois’ World Heritage Museum received a donated Egyptian mummy in 1989. An interdisciplinary team, including NCSA, then worked to better understand the mummification process and to determine the mummy’s age, sex, medical history, and cause of death.

Honors and Awards

Thunderstorm Visualization Debuts at SIGGRAPH

The visualizations of thunderstorms that an NCSA team built in 1989 were not only palatable, they were beautiful and hugely informative. The animation of a thunderstorm as it forms debuted at SIGGRAPH, the international visualization conference.

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