Liudmila Mainzer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biological Sciences


Subho S. Banerjee, Arjun P. Athreya, Liudmila S. Mainzer, C. Victor Jongeneel, Wen-Mei Hwu, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer (2016): Efficient and Scalable Workflows for Genomic Analyses, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Data-Intensive Distributed Computing (DIDC '16), pp27--36, Kyoto, Japan

18 general, 9 exploratory allocations on Blue Waters awarded to Illinois researchers

Eighteen researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). A portion of available time on Blue Waters is reserved for University faculty and staff projects like these that require the system’s unique capabilities.Ten of the awards will continue projects already running on Blue Waters, related to a wide variety of topics like tornadoes, steel casting, and cell function, among others. Eight allocations are for new projects..

Supercomputing Genetic Medicine in Africa

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa.Members of the Blue Waters team recently made it possible to discover genomic variants in over 300 deeply sequenced human samples to help construct a genotyping chip specific for African populations. ... Much of what is known about the genetics of diseases is based on people with European ancestry. The Consortium for Human Heredity and Health in Africa — H3Africa — aims to change that by promoting health research that takes into account the genetic diversity of African populations..

Blue Waters Illinois allocations awarded to 26 research teams

Twenty-six research teams at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been allocated computation time on the National Center for Supercomputing Application's (NCSA) sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer after applying in Fall 2016. 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..