NCSA Names Chuck Pavloski Associate Director of Engagement

June 14, 2024 — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has named Chuck Pavloski, Ph.D., its new Associate Director of Engagement. The role was recently vacated by John Towns, who was promoted to Deputy Director of the Center. Coming to NCSA from the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) at Penn State University, where […]

NSF Awards Additional $9.8M to NCSA for Delta, DeltaAI HPC

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Illinois was recently awarded $4.9 million of supplemental funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for Delta and an additional $4.9 million for DeltaAI to expand the potential capabilities of the soon-to-launch system by nearly 50 percent. NCSA originally received nearly $25 million from NSF in 2023 to deploy and operate DeltaAI, an advanced […]

NCSA Aids Researchers with AI on Multiple Fronts

NCSA is the caretaker and manager of the Delta supercomputer, but that means more than just making sure the machine is running. The Center recently worked with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on their research using AI to identify materials capable of passively capturing carbon. Delta’s powerful AI capabilities were used in this collaborative effort, which also […]

NCSA Facilitating Access to IBM Quantum Computing for Univ. of Illinois Researchers

Urbana-Champaign, IL — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has released a story on improved access to IBM Quantum computing systems for UofI researchers through the Chicago Quantum Exchange. NCSA is assisting by coupling researchers with allocations to IBM quantum computing systems. “This is exciting because there is growing […]

PSC, NCSA, NCAR in $7.5M NSF Project Allocating Access on NSF Supercomputers

April 22, 2022 — The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $7.5 million over five years to the Resource Allocations Marketplace and Platform Services (RAMPS) project, a next-generation system for awarding computing time in the NSF’s network of supercomputers. Led by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint program of Carnegie Mellon University and […]

HPC Leader and U. of Wyoming President Edward Seidel to Give RMACC Keynote

BOULDER, CO – University of Wyoming President Edward Seidel has been selected to Keynote the 12th annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium, August 2-4 in Boulder. President Seidel will speak on “The Compute and Data-enabled Transformation of Science and Society.”   Seidel said his talk will focus on the impact of […]

Into HPC History: NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer Ceasing Operations

Catching up on a development possibly missed during the holidays, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) last month announced that one of the more famous HPC systems of the past decade, the leadership-class Blue Waters supercomputer, is being decommissioned. Blue Water had its origins in 2007, when the National Science Foundation awarded $208 million […]

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 […]