Satellite Advances, NSF Computation Power Rapid Mapping of Earth’s Surface

July 13, 2017

New satellite technologies have completely changed the game in mapping and geographical data gathering, reducing costs and placing a new emphasis on time series Read more…

By Ken Chiacchia and Tiffany Jolley

NSF Issues $60M RFP for “Towards a Leadership-Class” System

May 16, 2017

In case you missed it, the National Science Foundation issued the request for proposals (RFP) for the next ‘Towards a Leadership-Class Computing Facility – Read more…

By John Russell

Blue Waters Study Dives Deep into Performance Details

May 2, 2017

If you’ve wondered about what, exactly, NCSA supercomputer Blue Waters has been doing since being fired up in 2013, a new report is full of details around wor Read more…

By John Russell

Bill Gropp – Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA

March 28, 2017

About eight months ago Bill Gropp was elevated to acting director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He is, of course, already highl Read more…

By John Russell

Researchers Recreate ‘El Reno’ Tornado on Blue Waters Supercomputer

March 16, 2017

The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country. About 1,200 tornadoes touch down each each year in the U.S. with most occurring during torn Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ExxonMobil, NCSA, Cray Scale Reservoir Simulation to 700,000+ Processors

February 17, 2017

In a scaling breakthrough for oil and gas discovery, ExxonMobil geoscientists report they have harnessed the power of 717,000 processors – the equivalent of 2 Read more…

By Doug Black

Cornell Levies Blue Waters to Curb Flooding

February 18, 2015

With the steady progression of climate change, the rate of flooding across the globe is only expected to rise. But according to a new study from Cornell Univers Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

Blue Waters Advances Understanding of Alzheimer’s Genetics

February 6, 2015

Thanks to modern medical and sanitation advances, human beings are living longer and generally healthier lives, but the boon of longevity comes with an incre Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

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