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2014-06-25 04:21:32

NCSA Centralizes Illinois Campus Cluster Program Storage Resources to Enable Cost Effective, Multiple Department Access, While Maintaining Supercomputing-level Performance LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 News Facts -- By leveraging advanced computing to accelerate scientific discovery, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...

Blue Waters Supercomputer Open For Business
2013-03-31 05:59:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blue Waters — one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world — was officially declared available for use in a ceremony held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Thursday. In technical terms, the computer “is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second and, more importantly, has...

Image 1 - NSF's Most Powerful Computing Resource Opens Its Doors To Science Teams
2012-03-24 02:44:00

From climate change to the HIV infection to the evolution of the universe, tool enables researchers to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions Six research teams have started to use the first phase of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer to study some vexing problems in science and engineering from climate change to the HIV infection. It's the first use of Blue Waters, which is on its way to becoming one of the most powerful supercomputers in the...

2012-02-15 11:45:00

Enabling Business to Tap Into all the Benefits of HPC Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Adaptive Computing, managers of the world´s largest supercomputing systems and experts in HPC workload management solutions, is the latest company to join NCSA´s Private Sector Program, which puts the center´s expertise to work on some of the toughest challenges faced by industry. NCSA's Private Sector Program puts the center's expertise and technological innovation to work on the...

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2011-08-09 10:40:56

IBM and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) said they have abandoned plans to build a petaflop-speed computer. IBM terminated its four-year 2008 "Blue Waters" contract with NCSA to develop a $208 million supercomputer. "The innovative technology that IBM ultimately developed was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations," the joint statement read. "NCSA and IBM...

2011-07-28 01:14:46

NSF to support the most advanced, powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world A partnership of 17 institutions last week announced a new project that allows researchers open access to the power of supercomputers, advanced computational tools and digital resources and services directly from their desktops. Called Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the project links computers, data and people from around the world...

2011-07-19 09:00:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon®, the creator and leading global provider of data access network solutions, has been selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to deliver powerful network visibility products for its 'Blue Waters' project. Gigamon's Intelligent Data Access Networking® technology will enable researchers to greatly enhance the scalability and security of their network...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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