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NCSA Blue Waters Symposium
for Petascale Science and Beyond

May 10-13, 2015

The Third 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 the 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.


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


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

Information about traveling to Sunriver

Information about the Sunriver/Redmond airport shuttle

Book a room at the reduced rate for the Symposium -- Room Block Closed as of April 10, 2015

Resort Map



Registration is now closed.


Agenda & Abstracts

Agenda - external site

Invited Speakers

Science Team Abstracts (also included on

PAID Lightning Presentation Abstracts

FAQs and Guidelines


Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

- For Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Interns

- For IMEs (including Lightning talks)

Photos from the 2014 Blue Waters Symposium

Questions? Contact

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 marking 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