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What does it look like when two black holes collide?

Oct 08, 2018

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

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

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

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

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.

NCSA Student Spotlight: Miguel Holgado

Sep 05, 2018

For our latest Student Spotlight, we caught up with Miguel Holgado, a graduate student and member of NCSA’s Gravity Group, who studies compact-object mergers and the gravitational waves that arise out of them.

Blue Waters professor Kaiyu Guan receives AGU Early Career Award

Aug 10, 2018

Kaiyu Guan, a NCSA Blue Waters professor at the University of Illinois, has been recognized by the American Geophysical Union for his work to combine supercomputers and satellite with agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Watch the 2018 NCSA Blue Waters Symposium presentations

Aug 06, 2018

Stream more than 85 talks from researchers from this year’s Blue Waters Symposium in Sunriver, Oregon.

NCSA Student Spotlight: Mone’t Alberts

Jun 22, 2018

Mone't Alberts was one of 18 undergraduate students from across the country to receive support for the 2017-2018 Blue Waters Student Internship Program.

Five years of fellows: Celebrating the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

Jun 21, 2018

NCSA's Blue Waters project is welcoming its fifth cadre of Blue Waters Graduate Fellows. We caught up with a few fellows from the past five years to talk about their experiences, and the impact of their Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship.

Nineteen students selected for 2018 Blue Waters Student Internship Program

Jun 11, 2018

The internship pairs students with faculty mentors and a research project for them to tackle. Each student is given a stipend totaling $5,000, access to a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop, and an education allocation on the Blue Waters system.

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