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Five fast facts you should know about Alzheimer’s research on the Blue Waters supercomputer

Apr 27, 2016

Five fast facts you should know about Alzheimer’s research on the Blue Waters supercomputer Computationally intensive analyses are being done on the Blue Waters supercomputer in an effort to better understand and treat Alzheimer's disease.


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

Apr 19, 2016

Ten PhD students from across the country selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows The awards are made to outstanding PhD graduate students who have decided to incorporate high performance computing and data analysis into their research.


HPC-facilitated modeling of bone may be key to helping those affected by bone disease

Apr 19, 2016

HPC-facilitated modeling of bone may be key to helping those affected by bone disease Multiscale modeling of bone may assist in diagnostic tools for those affected by bone diseases like osteoporosis.


University of Illinois researchers help discover ‘dark galaxy’

Apr 14, 2016

University of Illinois researchers help discover ‘dark galaxy’ Hidden galaxy found in ALMA gravitational lens image.


Blue Waters enables massive flu simulations

Mar 23, 2016

Blue Waters enables massive flu simulations UCSD researchers model the viral coat in unprecedented detail.


DNA molecules directly interact with each other based on sequence

Mar 22, 2016

DNA molecules directly interact with each other based on sequence Using Blue Waters supercomputer simulations, researchers find DNA molecules interact with each other based on sequence.


CompGen team builds ancestral trees to determine disease-causing genetic variants

Mar 18, 2016

CompGen team builds ancestral trees to determine disease-causing genetic variants With the power of supercomputer Blue Waters, a team of Illinois researchers are working to understand how ancestral influences on our genomes can make us either susceptible or resilient to diseases.


Blue Waters instrumental in recent computational development

Mar 16, 2016

Blue Waters instrumental in recent computational development Adjunct professor and technical program manager Seid Koric was part of the team that successfully and efficiently solved a large finite element problem.


Better understanding of voltage-gated-like ion channels may spark improvements in general anesthesia

Mar 16, 2016

Better understanding of voltage-gated-like ion channels may spark improvements in general anesthesia Researchers work to understand voltage-gated-like ion channels and how they are affected by anesthetics.


Come see Blue Waters

Mar 07, 2016

Come see Blue Waters On Saturday, March 12, NCSA will be holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Petascale Computing Facility, 1725 S. Oak, Champaign, to showcase the Blue Waters supercomputer.


Blue Waters researchers visualize how HIV defeats a cellular defender

Mar 04, 2016

Blue Waters researchers visualize how HIV defeats a cellular defender A new study offers the first atomic-scale view of an interaction between the HIV capsid—the protein coat that shepherds HIV into the nucleus of human cells -- and a host protein known as cyclophilin A. A paper describing the research appears in the journal Nature Communications.


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