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New Blue Waters Webinars announced

Jan 17, 2019

New Blue Waters Webinars announced The Galaxy Project, open-source software construction and 3D visualization highlight this year’s first Blue Waters webinars.


NCSA brings Dark Energy Survey data to science community into 2021

Jan 08, 2019

NCSA brings Dark Energy Survey data to science community into 2021 Scientists' effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail is coming to an end, but their work to learn more about the expansion of the universe has just begun.


NCSA’s Imagination Station coming to SC18

Nov 05, 2018

NCSA’s Imagination Station coming to SC18 NCSA invites SC18 attendees to imagine solutions to grand challenges through access to advanced digital resources and data.


Entire galaxies are moving around in the ‘stockyards’ of cluster galaxies

Oct 12, 2018

Entire galaxies are moving around in the ‘stockyards’ of cluster galaxies Tom Quinn, an astronomy professor at the University of Washington, leads the N-body Shop, where he works on running and analyzing simulations of structure and planet formation in the Universe, along with studying galactic and solar system dynamics.


Final call for Blue Waters allocations

Oct 11, 2018

Final call for Blue Waters allocations Illinois faculty and researchers will have one final opportunity for allocations.


Ten NCSA projects nominated for HPCWire Readers’ Choice Awards

Oct 09, 2018

Ten NCSA projects nominated for HPCWire Readers’ Choice Awards Voting is now open for the 2018 edition of HPCWire's annual Readers' Choice Awards, to be presented at SC18 in Dallas next month.


What does it look like when two black holes collide?

Oct 08, 2018

What does it look like when two black holes collide? Thanks to a new simulation from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA, we now have a pretty good idea what it looks like when two black holes collide.


Unzip, turn around, rezip

Oct 04, 2018

Unzip, turn around, rezip Using the Blue Waters supercomputer, University of Illinois researchers make new discoveries on how DNA gets repaired by a molecular machine, the first simulation work to provide an atomistic-level look at what is happening in the helicase.


How a zombie fish may one day save your heart

Sep 20, 2018

How a zombie fish may one day save your heart Using the Blue Waters supercomputer, Illinois researcher Mattia Gazzola studies the interaction between musculoskeletal systems and environments.


NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer helps map the poles

Sep 13, 2018

NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer helps map the poles The REMA project relied entirely on the computational and data resources of Blue Waters to run the SETSM software they developed that automated assembly of overlapping pairs of high-resolution satellite images to create the high-resolution, high-fidelity elevation maps.


Facilitating FEA: NCSA collaborates with Rolls-Royce, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, and Cray to scale up implicit finite element analysis

Sep 13, 2018

Facilitating FEA: NCSA collaborates with Rolls-Royce, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, and Cray to scale up implicit finite element analysis Drawing on real-life models from Rolls-Royce and technical consulting from Cray, NCSA and LSTC optimized LS-DYNA to reduce the memory footprint of running high-fidelity models and improve the software's performance and scalability.


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