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Inside the National Petascale Computing Facility

May 12, 2011 |

A look behind the scenes at the Blue Waters supercomputer’s new digs at NCSA.

Air Force, University of Illinois Take Aim at Cloud Challenges

May 9, 2011 |

This week the University of Illinois, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research launched a new initiative to tackle some of the most persistent security and data integrity related issues that plague the cloud. We discussed the effort and its projected outcomes with the project lead, Dr. Roy Campbell.

TeraGrid 2010 Keynote: Attendees Peer into Blue Waters

Aug 16, 2010 |

At this year’s TeraGrid conference, Bob Wilhelmson, recently retired chief science officer of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and former applications lead for the Blue Waters project, delivered a keynote address in which he discussed the Blue Waters architecture and shared several planned projects for the new supercomputer. This is our fourth in a series covering the TeraGrid conference.

The Week in Review

Dec 10, 2009 |

Blue Waters’ expense has some calling for project’s justification; and new German weather system has official launch party. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

The Week in Review

Oct 8, 2009 |

UT’s Kraken breaks petascale barrier for academia; and Cyprus Institute partners with University of Illinois. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.