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NCSA Blue Waters Symposium
for Petascale Science and Beyond

May 16-19, 2017

The Fifth Annual NCSA Blue Waters Symposium will bring together leaders in petascale computational science and engineering and will be a tremendous opportunity for sharing successes and challenges in large-scale heterogeneous computing. Along with presentations from Blue Waters science teams, the symposium will feature keynotes from innovative thinkers in science and will provide opportunities to share and discuss specific topics of interest.

Be sure to follow @NCSAatIllinois on Twitter for Symposium updates and coverage during the event. You can contribute to the conversation by using the hashtag #BlueWaters


All abstracts, slides, and links to the presentations (which are available on YouTube) can be found here.

Tutorials from the Symposium can be found here.

Agenda & Abstracts

A detailed agenda can be found here:

Invited Speakers

Science Team Abstracts


Poster Presenters


The symposium will take place at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

Information about traveling to Sunriver

Information about the Sunriver/Redmond airport shuttle

Resort Map

A list of dining options can be found on Sunriver Style's restaurant page.

FAQs and Guidelines


Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

Please be advised that video recordings of presentations and photographs of general events will be taken throughout the symposium. This content could be used on social media, the Blue Waters and NCSA websites, future symposium marketing materials, and any other NCSA publication. By registering for this event, you consent to your likeness potentially appearing in these recordings and images. If you have questions, please send them to

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