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NCSA Highlights Scientific Impacts from Three Years of Blue Waters

“Build it and they will come” is one way to approach building a supercomputer, but it’s not what the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) did with Blue Waters, the largest leadership-class National Science Foundation supercomputer. Prior to the system going online in April 2013, Blue Waters staff worked with more than 20 science teams to determine a unique, balanced...
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NCSA Collaboration Helps Discover New Dwarf Planet

While cataloguing dark energy in space, scientists made a startling discovery with help from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) supercomputer Blue Waters. The discovery: A new dwarf planet, temporarily named DeeDee. The Chilean telescope at the center of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) discovered the icy planet over the summer. Previous telescopes didn't detect the...
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Blue Waters Supercomputer Used in White House Arctic Initiative

The Blue Waters supercomputer, housed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on campus, is playing an instrumental role in a White House project aimed at mapping out the Arctic. High-resolution topographic maps of Alaska that were released last week were created by Blue Waters. They are the first high-resolution, high-quality images of the region. Collaborators from Ohio...
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Supercomputer Changing Genetic Medicine in Africa

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa. Members of the Blue Waters team recently made it possible to discover genomic variants in over 300 deeply sequenced human samples to help construct a genotyping chip specific for African populations. NCSA's...
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Work on Blue Waters Earns Illinois Professors Editor’s Choice Pick

The blazing fast processing speed of the Blue Waters supercomputer yielded frigid results and a hot honor for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry professor So Hirata. Selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications last year as a Blue Waters Professor, Hirata was able to take advantage of the computing time set aside for these distinguished researchers to...
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Great Lakes Consortium Awards Access to Blue Waters to 11 Research Projects

How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the country who were awarded time on the Blue Waters supercomputer through...
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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Allocation Proposals for Time on Blue Waters

Application Deadline – April 4, 2016 At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters—about 150 million node-hours each year—is available to scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation’s  Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program . In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of...
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Allocation Proposals for Time on Blue Waters Due in April

Application Deadline – April 4, 2016 At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters—about 150 million node-hours each year—is available to scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation’s  Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program . In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of...
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Blue Waters Allocations Applications Now Available

Application Deadline – November 13, 2015 In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois. The goal of this project and system is to open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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