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Great Lakes Consortium Awards Access to Blue Waters to 11 Research Projects

How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the country who were awarded time on the Blue Waters supercomputer through the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. Over a twelve-month period, these science and engineering teams will have a combined total of more than 4.3 million node hours on Blue Waters. Blue Waters, located at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of the world’s largest supercomputers, capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data. Read more about this at

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