Illinois researchers given allocations
This round of allocations provides over 17 million node-hours, equivalent to over half a billion core hours, and is valued at over $10.5 million, helping Illinois researchers push the boundaries of innovation and frontier science discovery.
Blue Waters Professor Diwakar Shukla named Sloan Research Fellow
University of Illinois faculty and Blue Waters Professor Diwakar Shukla was one of 126 researchers named a Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Blue Waters user contributes to black hole image
Using simulations made on the Blue Waters supercomputer and XSEDE resources, University of Illinois astrophysicist Charles Gammie and his research team enabled the first-ever picture of a black hole.
Blue Waters user wins NOAA award
Claire Porter and the ArcticDEM team used the Blue Waters supercomputer to create digital elevation models to map the Arctic, the Antarctic, and soon, the entire world.
Caltech researcher models galactic atmospheres
A team of researchers featuring Caltech's Cameron Hummels used the Blue Waters leadership supercomputer to account for large amounts of neutral hydrogen gas following the formation of galaxies.
TOTAL COMPUTING POWER DELIVERED
Since Blue Waters went into production on March 28, 2013, it has provided 27.6 billion core - hours to scientists and engineers across the country .