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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.


NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt

Feb 14, 2018

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt Blue Waters Professor Kaiyu Guan and NCSA postdoc fellow Bin Peng implemented and evaluated a new maize growth model.


NCSA announces Spring 2018 call for Illinois allocations on Blue Waters

Feb 13, 2018

NCSA announces Spring 2018 call for Illinois allocations on Blue Waters Applications are now open for University of Illinois researchers seeking allocations on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer


NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers

Feb 12, 2018

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers Fifteen researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded allocations on the Blue Waters supercomputer, totaling 582,000 node-hours.


NCSA intern accepts opportunity through Microsoft’s Autism Hiring Program

Feb 12, 2018

NCSA intern accepts opportunity through Microsoft’s Autism Hiring Program Sol Robinson, an NCSA intern with the Blue Waters project who graduated this past December, has just landed a software engineering position with Microsoft's Xbox team.


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