Blue Waters simulations help unravel graphene heat-transfer riddle
A team led by Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, University of Illinois at Chicagao, simulated heat transfer between grain boundaries at the atomic level, finding that when the computer ''built'' grain boundaries with different mismatch angles, the grain boundary was not just a line, it was a region of disordered atoms.
Illinois teams to accelerate their research with Blue Waters
Seventeen University of Illlinois research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on Blue Waters.
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
NCSA scales CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters
NCSA's Private Sector Program recently set a new world record by scaling CD-adapco's flagship simulation tool STAR-CCM+® to 102,000 cores on Blue Waters.
Monte Carlo medley
Monte Carlo methods are a common approach to large computational problems. Lucas Wagner and Robert Sugar both use this method to study different aspects of physics on Blue Waters.
2015 Blue Waters Symposium
The 2015 Blue Waters Symposium highlighted the discovery and innovation achieved by the researchers who use Blue Waters and looked at the future of supercomputing.
Unlocking the mysteries of the most devastating thunderstorms
Leigh Orf, a professor in atmospheric sciences Central Michigan University, talks about his early interest in severe weather and how he's advancing our understanding of some of the most devastating thunderstorms and tornadoes on Earth.
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.
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.
NCSA is upgrading reasearch 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.