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

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Illinois Campus Cluster

The Illinois Campus Cluster provides access to computing and data storage resources and frees you from the hassle of administering your own compute cluster.

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How would different communities recover from the impact of natural disasters? The IN-CORE project seeks to find out.

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Keras Spatial

This python package for pre-processing and augmenting geospatial data for Tensorflow deep learning models is just one example of how we help make managing data easier.

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Big leaps in technology often require major advances at the nanoengineering level. See how we’re doing that, creating a community with the software tools and training materials to take nanomanufacturing to the next level.

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NCSA Mosaic™

NCSA’s Mosaic™ wasn’t the first Web browser. But it was the first to make a major splash. In November 1993, Mosaic v 1.0 broke away from the small pack of existing browsers by including features – like icons, bookmarks, a more attractive interface, and pictures – that made the software easy to use and appealing to “non-geeks.”

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A HIPAA-compliant secure system capable of data storage and powerful computation. Nightingale offers a new way to manage complex requirements surrounding sensitive data, taking the burden off the user so they can focus on their research.

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Not for You

What would happen if something disrupted the customization algorithms that define your social media experience, dictating the videos you watch and messages you receive?

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Orbiting Black Hole Magnetohydrodynamics

Magnetohydrodynamic simulation of two orbiting blackholes done on the Blue Waters supercomputer. Visualization focused on the behavior of the field lines emanating from above the poles and how the orbits affected the particle density.

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Phillips 66

Using data mining, data engineering, and machine learning, the team has helped Phillips 66 explore time series and geospatial data and more.

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Radiant is NCSA’s private cloud computing service for NCSA and University of Illinois faculty and staff offering virtual machines, computing time in cores, storage of various types and more.

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Reciprocal Space X-ray Diffraction

This project integrated automatic generation of imagery using VisIt into the GridChem Computational Chemistry Grid to simulate diffraction in alumina.

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With funds from the Department of Energy, find out how NCSA scientists created new technologies to measure greenhouse gas emissions to increase yields through sustainable crop management.

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Student Cluster Competition Team

Since 2016, NCSA’s Student Cluster Competition Team has competed at the international Supercomputing Conference.

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Taiga and Granite

Taiga allows researchers to access their data on multiple systems simultaneously improving their ability to run science pipelines across batch, cloud and container resources. Granite integrates with the Taiga system, offering affordable, accessible,  secure tape storage.

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The South Pole Telescope

Where did the universe come from? And what is it actually made of? Researchers are exploring the answers to these questions and more with a special telescope located at the bottom of the world.

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