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

May 11, 2017

Ten students from across the country selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows Now in its fourth year, the Blue Waters Fellowship Program provides students in a variety of disciplines substantial financial support and the opportunity to advance their research that involves high performance computing by leveraging the sustained petascale performance of the Blue Waters supercomputer.


NCSA’s Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois’ economy

May 10, 2017

NCSA’s Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois’ economy Study finds the nation's most powerful, open-science government-supported supercomputing program has positive impact on state and local economies.


Scientific impacts from just three years of Blue Waters

May 04, 2017

Scientific impacts from just three years of Blue Waters Highlights from an investigation and evaluation of the scientific results from the NCSA Blue Waters supercomputer system.


NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project

May 02, 2017

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project The report highlights a year of scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the project's leadership-class supercomputer and its associated support, training, and education efforts.


18 students selected for Blue Waters Student Internship Program

Apr 17, 2017

Interns will learn to apply high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, and engineering through the year-long program. Their experience will begin in late May with a two-week Petascale Institute at NCSA.


Workload study: Blue Waters enables large-scale science

Mar 31, 2017

Workload study: Blue Waters enables large-scale science The report shows how different communities and fields of science have made effective use of the system since full service began in 2013, providing insight to the supercomputing community on the benefits of some of the hardware decisions the Blue Waters project made.


Blue Waters Illinois allocations awarded to 26 research teams

Mar 07, 2017

Blue Waters Illinois allocations awarded to 26 research teams These allocations range from 25,000 to 600,000 node-hours of compute time over a time span of either six months or one year. The research pursuits of these teams are incredibly diverse, ranging anywhere from physics to political science.


Illinois allocations deadline March 15 for Blue Waters supercomputer

Feb 27, 2017

Illinois allocations deadline March 15 for Blue Waters supercomputer More than 3 million node-hours yearly are allocated exclusively to projects from our campus, so apply by March 15 to use this extraordinary resource.


NCSA faculty affiliate wins Sloan fellowship

Feb 21, 2017

NCSA faculty affiliate wins Sloan fellowship Joaquin Vieira, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois, received the award in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to his field.


ExxonMobil sets record on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer

Feb 16, 2017

ExxonMobil sets record on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer ExxonMobil has achieved a major breakthrough with proprietary software using more than four times the previous number of processors used on complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models to improve exploration and production results.


Blue Waters launches a Weekly Webinar Series

Feb 14, 2017

Blue Waters launches a Weekly Webinar Series The series starts Wednesday, March 1.


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