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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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Students and Scholars Named in First National CyberGIS Summer School

The CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is hosting a Summer School for graduate and early-career scholars to gain cutting-edge knowledge about scientific problem solving enabled by CyberGIS and geospatial data science. Thirty-six students from around the country are...
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NCSA to Celebrate breakthrough Cyberfest 20th Anniversary

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Roger Ebert's Film Festival are hosting a 20th anniversary of Cyberfest, a technology and arts festival that celebrated the birthday of the fictional artificial intelligence character HAL 9000—written as becoming operational in Urbana on January 12,...
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Industry Program Study Labeled “Key Scientific Article” by Engineering Publication

Advances in Engineering—which disseminates the most important developments in engineering fields for their highly technical/academic audience—has recently labeled a paper that came from the National Center for Supercomputing Application's (NCSA) Industry Program as a "key scientific article contributing to science and engineering research excellence." Program Manager and University of...
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Supercomputers, XSEDE Resources Help Reduce Jet Engine Noise

A researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is reducing sound from jet engines for his NASA- and Navy-funded research. He’s using resources provided through an organization based partly at NCSA: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). The National Science Foundation-funded project links supercomputers and code experts to academics who need them. Daniel...
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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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NCSA Awarded NSF Grant to Expand Computational Science Education in Food, Energy, and Water

Researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a 4-year, $1M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address grand challenges at the nexus of food, energy, and water (FEW). The project, titled “The INFEWS-ER: a Virtual Resource Center Enabling Graduate Innovations at the Nexus of Food,...
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UK Graduate Student Wins Blue Waters Fellowship

University of Kentucky doctoral student Paul Hime has been awarded the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Hime, a graduate student in Associate Professor David Weisrock’s lab in the Department of Biology, is one of only 10 students across the country who has been selected for the program. The NCSA’s Blue Waters Fellowship will...
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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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