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Acknowledging Support from Blue Waters

Please use the following statement when acknowledging support from Blue Waters.


This research is part of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale computing project, which is supported by the National Science Foundation (awards OCI-0725070 and ACI-1238993) the State of Illinois, and as of December, 2019, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Teams who had NSF Petascale Computational Resource (PRAC) Awards should also acknowledge those awards by adding 'This work is also part of the "PRAC Title TBD" PRAC allocation support by the National Science Foundation (award number OCI TBD).'


Two original references for Blue Waters Architecture and Capabilites can be found at 

1.     Brett Bode, Michelle Butler, Thom Dunning, William Gropp, Torsten Hoefler, Wen-mei Hwu, and William Kramer (alphabetical). The Blue Waters Super-System for Super-Science. Contemporary HPC Architectures, Jeffery Vetter editor. Sitka Publications, November 2012.Edited by Jeffrey S . Vetter, Chapman and Hall/CRC 2013, Print ISBN: 978-1-4665-6834-1, eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-6835-8

2.     Kramer, William, Michelle Butler, Gregory Bauer, Kalyana Chadalavada, Celso Mendes, Blue Waters Parallel I/O Storage Sub-system, High Performance Parallel I/O, Prabhat and Quincey Koziol editors, CRC Publications, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton FL, 2015, Hardback Print ISBN 13:978-1-4665-8234-7.

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