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Celebrating Blue Waters

Apr 07, 2015

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.


Exploring the nanoscale

Mar 04, 2015

Purdue researchers use Blue Waters to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies.


Blue Waters tours

Mar 03, 2015

Take a tour of Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world! In conjunction with Engineering Open House, you can visit the supercomputer any time between 9a and 3p on Saturday, March 14.


Blue Waters enables realistic 3D simulations of colliding black holes

Apr 21, 2015

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

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.


O’Shea explains how Blue Waters propels understanding of early galaxies

Mar 17, 2015

In an NCSA colloquium, Brian O'Shea details the layers of complex physics needed to simulate the formation of galaxies, and why the power of Blue Waters is essential for his work.


Blue Waters and Stampede help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

Mar 17, 2015

U of I researchers model strong bond between proteins cohesin and dockerin.


Great Lakes Consortium awards Blue Waters resources to 9 research teams

Mar 13, 2015

Blue Waters will aid investigations of DNA, galaxy formation, and economic reactions to climate change.


GPU Hackathon applications due by March 6

Mar 03, 2015

Current or prospective users of large hybrid CPU-GPU systems like Blue Waters can get help with porting or optimizing an application for GPUs.


Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by March 16

Feb 16, 2015

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to apply by March 16 to use the powerful Blue Waters supercomputer.


Cornell researcher uses Blue Waters to identify flaws in system of space-based rainfall observation

Feb 13, 2015

Patrick Reed's study, published this month in Physical Review Letters, found that satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to major flooding that catches people by surprise.


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