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NCSA’s Dan Katz Elected to Board of IEEE Computer Society

National Center for Supercomputing Applications Chief Scientist Daniel S. Katz was elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022. The BOG drives the Computer Society’s vision forward, provides policy guidance to program boards and committees, and reviews the performance of the organization to ensure compliance with […]

NCSA Participating in $25M Programmable Plant Systems Initiative

Researchers from the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will be part of the newly-announced Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS). The new Center will work to leverage digital solutions and techniques for understanding how plants interact and communicate. Initially funded for five years, the center is a […]

5 PhD Students Named New Frontiers Graduate Fellows

The New Frontiers Initiative, in collaboration with the Blue Waters Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 New Frontiers Graduate Fellows. The Graduate Fellowship program was launched in the fall of 2013 to provide PhD students with a year of support to advance their research. The program provides each […]

NCSA’s Katz Named Steering Committee Chair of Research Software Alliance

ReSA, the Research Software Alliance has named as its inaugural Steering Committee chair Daniel S. Katz, chief scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ReSA, an international community supported by top global research […]

NCSA Supports Virtual Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp Run by UofI

High school students got first-hand experience studying space and the Universe last week through the Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp run by the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NCSA’s Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS). The free camp is open to all high school students interested in astronomy. And being virtual this year, students participated […]

NCSA’s Delta Supercomputer to be Allocable by XSEDE this Summer

Delta, a $10 million National Science Foundation-funded advanced computing system housed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, will soon be accessible to researchers across the country via XSEDE allocation. Using a design that leverages graphics processing units (GPUs) in combination with CPU architectures well-suited for scientific computing, Delta will be particularly suited to […]

Applications Open for New Frontiers Initiative Graduate Research Fellowships

Grad students wanting to focus on their research have a new opportunity to do just that. The New Frontiers Initiative Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of full-time research support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, and an allocation up to 100,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale […]

NCSA’s Bill Gropp Voted IEEE CS 2022 President

Oct. 14, 2020 — The National Center for Supercomputing Application’s (NCSA) Director and Chief Scientist William “Bill” Gropp has been voted IEEE Computer Society 2021 president-elect and will serve as president in 2022. The president oversees IEEE CS programs and operations and is a nonvoting member of most IEEE CS program boards and committees. The IEEE CS is the […]

NCSA’S Donna J. Cox Wins IPS Technology Innovation Award

Donna J. Cox, director of NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), was recently awarded the International Planetarium Society’s 2020 Technology Innovation Award. This is just the eighth time since the society’s founding in 1958 that this honor has been bestowed. It is only awarded when a recipient is identified as meeting the award criteria: an individual with “a broad, deep […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Supercomputing Populist Merle Giles on the Business Realities of Commercial HPC

This interview is with Merle Giles, founder and CEO of Moonshot Research and a tireless advocate for HPC’s role as an accelerator to industrial innovation. While he was at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his team partnered with nearly 60 percent of the manufacturers in the U.S. FORTUNE100®, as well as with bio-medical, chemical, tech, oil and gas, and agriculture companies. He and his corporate partners were founding members of two key digital manufacturing consortia….