Filtered by: Mandatory | Best Practices | Scheduled Outages | Unscheduled Outages | System Notices | Training and Opportunities | General | Policy Changes | Software Updates | New Functionality | Public Affairs |
Created by: gbauer 2018-10-12 15:28:39 (Channels: general)
Apologies in advance if you get this more than once.
Illinois faculty and researchers will have a final opportunity to apply for allocations on the University of Illinois’ Blue Waters supercomputer, which is planned to end service in December 2019* . Proposals for general allocations are due October 26th.
An information session will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. in NCSA room 1040 to address proposal information and questions. The meeting will also be a forum to discuss Illinois researchers’ future needs for computing resources, regardless of whether they use Blue Waters or not.
Details can be found at: https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations.
*Contingent on pending approval of a project extension from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
ABOUT BLUE WATERS
Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Located at the University of Illinois, it can complete more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second on a sustained basis and more than 13 times that at peak speed. The peak speed is almost 3 million times faster than the average laptop. Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois; NCSA manages the Blue Waters project and provides expertise to help scientists and engineers take full advantage of the system for their research.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applica tions (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one-third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, res earchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.
Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.