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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...

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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...

2011-07-19 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...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Average Starting Salary for Olin College Graduates is Highest Ever; Microsoft Hires Seven Members of the Class of 2011 Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Olin College of Engineering today announced the post graduate plans of the 88 students in its Class of 2011: 55 percent have accepted offers of employment with an average starting salary of $68,825; 30 percent will attend graduate school beginning in the fall; and two graduates are starting their own businesses. Twenty-four percent are...

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2010-11-13 06:46:41

A five-year, $5 million grant will create a center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to put research ethics resources at the fingertips of researchers nationwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently taken definitive steps to ensure that the science and engineering community has valuable resources at its disposal to make informed, ethical, responsible decisions in research projects and professional practices. After soliciting feedback from the community, NSF has...

2010-08-09 14:29:40

Independent International study, funded by Elsevier, finds university library collections and services lead to better research articles and grant proposals Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, today announced the results of a new international study that demonstrates the value of the academic library to the institution in improving grant proposal and report writing and in helping researchers attract grant income. Of the 8...

2009-10-16 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman today announced the winners of the 2009 Department of Energy Solar Competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Team Germany, the student team from Darmstadt, Germany won top honors by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign took second place followed by Team California in third...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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