Parallel @ Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has one of the world's top research programs in parallel computing.The Parallel Computing Institute enjoys strong ties with many campus-level initaitives that also working to advance breakthroughs using parallelism.

Blue Waters Sustained Petascale Computing

The Blue Waters project will deliver a supercomputer capable of sustained performance of 1 petaflop on a range of real-world science and engineering applications. It is expected to be one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Controlled Combustion (XPACC)

The Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion (XPACC) is working to develop a new mode of managing combustion and aims to make breakthroughs in this emerging field at the basic science level.

Cloud Computing Testbed (CCT)

The Illinois Cloud Computing Testbed (CCT) is the world's first cloud testbed aimed at supporting both systems innovation and applications research within a single microcosm.

CUDA Center of Excellence

As an NVIDIA Center of Excellence, Illinois is recognized as a primary collaborator with NVIDIA, and has received research funding and equipment to expand that working relationship.     


The Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies works to transfer advances from computer science and engineering research to the larger scientific, engineering, and arts, humanities and social science communities.

Illinois-Intel Parallelism Center (I2PC)

The Illinois-Intel Parallelism Center is advancing the state of the art in parallel architectures, software and applications, in order to provide technical results and insights useful in the areas of energy/power-efficient and easy to program portable devices.

Illinois OpenSPARC Center

The University of Illinois OpenSPARC Center is dedicated to computer architecture, compilation, and security research on the highly-parallel UltraSPARC Chip Multi-threaded (CMT) processor from Sun Microsystems.

Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing

The Joint Laboratory for Petascale Computing focuses on software challenges found in complex high-performance computers.


UPCRC Illinois is a joint research effort of the Illinois department of computer science and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, with the goal of making parallel programming synonymous with programming.

Graduate Opportunities in Parallelism

The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Graduate Option Program at Illinois is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to pursue a computational focus in their research and course work. CSE encompasses seventeen academic departments and several additional units at the University of Illinois.