Blue Waters helps Illinois researchers construct atomic model of an immature retrovirus
Researchers from the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group have constructed an atomic model of the immature retrovirus RSV in order to understand and block the virus.
Faculty mentors and undergrads sought for Blue Waters internship program
To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue Waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country.
Massive Blue Waters simulation improves understanding of early galaxy formation
The largest high-redshift cosmological simulation of galaxy formation ever has been recently completed on Blue Waters
Illinois applications to use Blue Waters are due by Sept. 15
There will be an information session about the allocations process and the supercomputer system at 2 pm on Friday, Sept. 4 in Room 1040 of the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.
Blue Waters open house on Aug. 28
To welcome faculty, staff, and students back to campus, NCSA is offering a Blue Waters tour from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 28
Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected
"We simulate thousands of galaxies at a time, including their interactions through gravity and radiation, and that poses a tremendous computational challenge,” said principal investigator Brian O’Shea.
Solar Superstorms documentary features Blue Waters research
The first documentary released by NSF-backed Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science (CADENS) project featured research results obtained using Blue Waters.
NCSA is upgrading research network capacity to 400 Gbps
As part of the Blue Waters project, NCSA is substantially upgrading its networking capacity, giving researchers across the country the ability to move data more quickly than ever before. The center will have four 100-gigabit research connections when the work is completed in summer 2015.
Visualization of Blue Waters data wins at XSEDE15
Working with simulation data generated on Blue Waters by Leigh Orf, NCSA's David Bock created a photorealistic thunderstorm visualization that took home the people’s choice award for best visualization at the XSEDE15 Conference.