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2015 Blue Waters Symposium highlights successes, looks to the future of supercomputing

May 29, 2015

2015 Blue Waters Symposium highlights successes, looks to the future of supercomputing The 2015 Blue Waters Symposium highlighted the discovery and innovation achieved by the researchers who use the system, and looked at the future of supercomputing.


NCSA hosts GPU hackathon

May 27, 2015

NCSA hosts GPU hackathon NCSA joined with the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, NVIDIA, and The Portland Group to help research teams acclerate their applications.


CUG2015 highlights trends in HPC

May 12, 2015

CUG2015 highlights trends in HPC NCSA and the Blue Waters project were the local hosts for this year’s event.


Massive Blue Waters simulation improves understanding of early galaxy formation

May 06, 2015

Massive Blue Waters simulation improves understanding of early galaxy formation The largest high-redshift cosmological simulation of galaxy formation ever has been recently completed on Blue Waters.


Six PhD students from across the country selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

May 04, 2015

Six outstanding computational science PhD students from across the country have been selected to receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships for 2015-2016.


22 students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program

May 04, 2015

22 students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program Interns from across the country will learn to apply high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, and engineering through the year-long program.


Campanelli describes collision of supermassive black holes

Apr 23, 2015

Campanelli describes collision of supermassive black holes In an NCSA Colloquium, Rochester Institute of Technology professor Manuela Campanelli describes how her research team uses Blue Waters to study the merger of supermassive black holes.


Blue Waters supercomputer is available for educational projects

Apr 21, 2015

Blue Waters supercomputer is available for educational projects As part of the Blue Waters project, up to 1 percent of the system's computational capacity is available for educational uses, including semester-long courses, workshops, and institutes. Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Blue Waters enables realistic 3D simulations of colliding black holes

Apr 21, 2015

Blue Waters enables realistic 3D simulations of colliding black holes U of I physics professor Stuart Shapiro presented movies of the black hole simulations at a meeting of the American Physical Society. His team described elements of the study last November in Physical Review D.


Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola

Apr 07, 2015

Blue Waters to help researchers tackle Ebola NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer will be used by three research teams to gain new understanding of the deadly Ebola virus, thanks to allocations provided through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research program.


Celebrating Blue Waters

Apr 07, 2015

Celebrating Blue Waters Sen. Mark Kirk met with Blue Waters scientists and U of I/NCSA administrators to highlight the achievements made possible by the supercomputer in its first two years.


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