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NCSA’s GPU Hackathon now accepting applications

May 21, 2018

NCSA’s GPU Hackathon now accepting applications Prior GPU experience is not required, as those selected will be paired with experienced mentors who will teach them how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications or further optimize their codes.


NCSA announces 2018-19 Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

May 04, 2018

NCSA announces 2018-19 Blue Waters Graduate Fellows Ten graduate students from across the country have been awarded computation time, financial support, and dedicated staff expertise to advance their computational and data-intensive Ph.D. research on one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world -- Blue Waters.


Nine research teams receive GLCPC Allocations on Blue Waters

Apr 27, 2018

Nine research teams receive GLCPC Allocations on Blue Waters Nine research projects from researchers at member institutions of the Great Lake Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) have been awarded over 4.3 million node-hours on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer.


Blue Waters awards 21 Broadening Participation allocations

Apr 26, 2018

Blue Waters awards 21 Broadening Participation allocations The Blue Waters project at NCSA has allocated over 3.7 million node-hours of computing resources to 21 research teams from across the country to broaden the diversity of the Blue Waters user community.


Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data

Apr 23, 2018

Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data The new technique can distinguish crops with 95 percent accuracy by just two or three months after planting and well before harvest.


AI can now detect gravitational waves

Apr 13, 2018

AI can now detect gravitational waves NCSA researchers to present findings at American Physical Society.


NCSA group wins Original Undergrad Research Award at Engineering Open House

Apr 11, 2018

NCSA group wins Original Undergrad Research Award at Engineering Open House EOH is an annual student-led event featuring two days of exhibits and competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois. It is the University's largest student-run event, attracting more than 20,000 visitors annually.


SPIN-tern Daniel Gross invited to present at National Conference of Undergraduate Research

Apr 06, 2018

SPIN-tern Daniel Gross invited to present at National Conference of Undergraduate Research Gross's work is on peer refinement method of finite meshes. He's working with Dr. JaeHyuk Kwack, a research programmer in the Blue Waters Scientific and Applications Support Group, taking elements in the project and refining them to make higher accuracy for simulations.


Deadly handshake: Blue Waters reveals how staph bacteria cling to human cells

Mar 29, 2018

Deadly handshake: Blue Waters reveals how staph bacteria cling to human cells Combining experimental and computational approaches, Rafael Bernardi and the late Klaus Schulten from the Beckman Institute teamed up with Lukas Milles and Hermann Gaub from the LMU Physics Department to decipher the mechanism responsible for staph adhesion.


Deadline extended: Spring 2018 Illinois allocations on Blue Waters

Mar 16, 2018

Deadline extended: Spring 2018 Illinois allocations on Blue Waters The deadline for University of Illinois researchers seeking allocations on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer has been extended until March 22nd


Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing

Feb 19, 2018

Powerful supercomputer unlocks possibilities for tinier devices and affordable DNA sequencing Professor Jerry Bernholc of North Carolina State University is utilizing the Blue Waters supercomputer to explore graphene's applications, including its use in nanoscale electronics and electrical DNA sequencing.


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