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Blue Waters Petascale Computing Seminar

This news item expired October 26, 2009. It may contain out-of-date information.
On October 26, researchers can learn more about opportunities for research computing and computing education projects related to the Blue Waters petascale computer being built at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

The presentation is in 3041/3043 Coover Hall from 2:00-3:00 p.m. It will be followed by an hour of discussion and questions/answers.

The speaker, Brett M. Bode who is the Blue Waters Software Development Manager for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, will present an overview of the Blue Waters project. The goal of the project is to create the world's first sustained petaflop/s computing system for diverse ranges of applications.

Blue Waters is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer available for open scientific research when it comes online in 2011. The project includes the NCSA, the University of Illinois, IBM, and the Great Lakes Consortium.

Iowa State is one of the consortium's founding members. Srinivas Aluru, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, serves as the consortium board member representing Iowa State.

Blue Waters project: http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/BlueWaters/