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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.

34 University of Illinois researcher teams awarded allocations on powerful Blue Waters supercomputer

Jun 11, 2018

The last-ever round of Illinois Allocations for computation time on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer have been awarded, totalling more than 5.5 million node-hours, valued at nearly $3.7 million.

NCSA’s GPU Hackathon now accepting applications

May 21, 2018

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

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 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

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

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

NCSA researchers to present findings at American Physical Society.

NCSA group wins Original Undergrad Research Award at Engineering Open House

Apr 11, 2018

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

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

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.

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