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Bill Gropp Named NCSA Director

By National Center for Supercomputing Applications   ::  
06/26/2017 - 13:04

Dr. William "Bill" Gropp, Interim Director and Chief Scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become the center's fifth Director on July 16, 2017, pending Board of Trustees approval. Gropp was appointed to the roles of acting and then interim director of NCSA by Vice Chancellor for Research Peter Schiffer when former NCSA director Dr.

Luke Olson named director of Computational Science & Engineering, Parallel Computing Institute

By Engineering Communications   ::  
05/15/2017 - 11:32

Luke Olson
Luke Olson
Luke Olson has been named the next Director of Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) and the Parallel Computing Institute, pending Board of Trustees approval. Olson is professor and associate head in the Department of Computer Science (CS) and a Willett Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering.

Bill Gropp – Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA

By John Russell, HPCWire   ::  
03/29/2017 - 10:14

FROM HPCWIRE - About eight months ago Bill Gropp was elevated to acting director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He is, of course, already highly accomplished. Development (with colleagues) of the MICH implementation of MPI is one example. He was NCSA’s chief scientist, a role Gropp retains, when director Ed Seidel was tapped to serve as interim vice president for research for the University of Illinois System, and Gropp was appointed acting NCSA director.

Whatever happened to ... this modern marvel?

By News-Gazette   ::  
02/20/2017 - 11:28

URBANA — The next time you pick up that supercomputer in your pocket, take a moment to consider its famous ancestor at the University of the Illinois.

The Illinois Automatic Computer, dubbed ILLIAC, went online in 1952, one of the first computers built with a design that is now ubiquitous in the computing world. Read more....

Gropp recognized for major contributions to high performance computing

By Computer Science   ::  
11/01/2016 - 15:26

CS Professor William "Bill" D. Gropp has been named the recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for "highly influential contributions to the programmability of high performance parallel and distributed computers, and extraordinary service to the profession."

CSL professor helps chart NSF’s future advanced computing strategy and programs

By Laura Schmitt, Computer Science   ::  
07/06/2016 - 09:25

Bill Gropp
Bill Gropp
An internationally recognized expert on high-performance computing, PCI Director Bill Gropp (Computer Science) recently co-chaired a National Academies study that guides the National Science Foundation’s future directions in advanced computing.  The study’s recommendations aim to mainta

XPACC poster recognized at the SIAM CSE conference

By Kim Gudeman, PCI   ::  
06/10/2015 - 16:40

A poster submitted by Illinois’ Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion (XPACC) was among a group of posters that won one of two best “minisymposteriums” at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering this spring. The group that included XPACC’s submission focused on software tools for computational science.

Padua named recipient of 2015 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Award

By IEEE   ::  
04/29/2015 - 09:33

CS Professor David Padua has been named the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.

U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine

03/12/2015 - 15:47

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today.

Ten faculty chosen as Willett Scholars

By Engineering at Illinois   ::  
03/05/2015 - 13:34

The College of Engineering has announced that ten faculty members have been named Donald Biggar Willett Scholars for 2015, including PCI's Daniel Bodony (AE). Others honored are Yann Chemla (Physics), Deming Chen (ECE), Sascha Hilgenfeldt (MechSE), Harrison Kim (ISE), Xiuling Li (ECE), Yanfeng Ouyang (CEE), Saurabh Sinha (CS), Dallas Trinkle (MatSE), and Tao Xie (CS).

Campus researchers are invited to apply by March 16 to use Blue Waters

By NCSA Communications   ::  
02/17/2015 - 16:47

All campus researchers are invited to apply by March 16 for allocations on the powerful Blue Waters supercomputer. There will be a Q&A session about the supercomputer and the proposal process from 3 to 5 pm March 5 in Room 1040 at the NCSA Building.

Nahrstedt named director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

By Engineering Communications   ::  
02/16/2015 - 13:14

Klara Nahrstedt is the new Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, according to an announcement today from College of Engineering Dean Andreas Cangellaris.

Coding Illini claim championship title at SC14

12/04/2014 - 14:32

The Coding Illini triumphed over the Korean team in the final match at SC'14 held in New Orleans last month. The team donated the grand prize $26,000 to the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Roth one of six Illinois faculty elected AAAS Fellows

By Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois News Bureau   ::  
12/01/2014 - 10:49

Parallel Computing Institute research faculty member and CS Professor Dan Roth was one of six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The other recipients were Placid M. Ferreira (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Brendan A. Harley (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Joseph W. Lyding (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Phillip A.

NCSA-CompGen Graduate Fellowships available Spring 2015

11/12/2014 - 15:32

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the CompGen initiative are sponsoring two Spring 2015 fellowships for graduate students working in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or biologically-relevant computational science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hwu’s MulticoreWare ranks in top 110 fastest-growing private companies

By Katie Carr, CSL   ::  
11/10/2014 - 16:44

Since CSL professor Wen-mei Hwu co-founded MulticoreWare six years ago, the company has grown from a small startup to the leading provider of GPU-accelerated software and GPU-computing infrastructure software, used by such tech giants as Amazon and Google.

Wen-mei Hwu Named Recipient of 2014 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

By IEEE Computer Society   ::  
11/04/2014 - 17:11

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 28 October 2014 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Instruction-Level Parallelism.

Illinois student receives ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael HPC fellowship

10/22/2014 - 11:58

ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE Computer Society have named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 ACM/IEEE Computer Society George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.

Gropp co-authors two books on MPI

10/15/2014 - 15:40

William Gropp, PCI Director and Siebel Chair in Computer Science at Illinois, has co-authored two books through The MIT Press. 

PCI Director Gropp co-authors paper on future directions for advanced computer infrastructure

10/15/2014 - 15:32

William Gropp, the director of the Parallel Computing Institute and Siebel Chair in Computer Science at Illinois, has co-authored an interim report on "Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support U.S.