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Simulating hurricanes with Blue Waters

Jul 17, 2019

Ryan Sriver, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is using a powerful supercomputer to figure out the effects of a changing climate on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes.


Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks

Jun 18, 2019

Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks Scientists conducted the most detailed simulations of a black hole to date using a custom code and the GPUs on Blue Waters. A number of theoretical predictions regarding accretion disks have finally been validated.


NCSA’s Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications

May 28, 2019

NCSA’s Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications The deadline to apply is July 8, 2019.


NCSA Student Spotlight: Adam Rebei

May 16, 2019

NCSA Student Spotlight: Adam Rebei High school student begins building astronomical research portfolio before he’s old enough to drive.


New research accurately predicts Australian wheat yield months before harvest

May 14, 2019

New research accurately predicts Australian wheat yield months before harvest A new study published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology shows machine-learning methods can accurately predict wheat yield for the country two months before the crop matures.


NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case

May 09, 2019

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case Dr. Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor at the University of Illinois and a Senior Research Scientist at NCSA, was called as an expert witness in a case on electoral redistricting filed in Ohio’s Sixth District Court.


Four Ph.D. students selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

Apr 25, 2019

Four Ph.D. students selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows Now in its sixth year, the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program has announced this year's cadre of fellows.


NCSA Student Spotlight: Sarah Habib

Apr 25, 2019

NCSA Student Spotlight: Sarah Habib The junior studying engineering physics at Illinois joined the INCLUSION-REU program and NCSA Gravity Group, leading her publishing her work in three academic papers.


Can You Imagine: Helping Research Reach New Heights with AI?

Apr 22, 2019

Can You Imagine: Helping Research Reach New Heights with AI? Vlad Kindratenko helps researchers refine the tools and applications that they use to make discoveries and gain insights with high-performance computing.


Blue Waters and XSEDE user Charles Gammie contributes to M87 black hole image

Apr 18, 2019

Blue Waters and XSEDE user Charles Gammie contributes to M87 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, captured last week.


Blue Waters user Claire Porter wins NOAA David Johnson Award for ArcticDEM Research

Apr 16, 2019

Blue Waters user Claire Porter wins NOAA David Johnson Award for ArcticDEM Research 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.


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