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Coding Illini to compete at Intel's computing challenge at SC'14

10/02/2014 - 11:56

The Coding Illini will once again represent the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC), to be held at SC'14 in New Orleans this November.

Gropp wins SIAM/ACM CS&E prize for PETSc numerical library

By Kim Gudeman   ::  
10/02/2014 - 08:28

William Gropp, a Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, has been awarded the SIAM/ACM prize in Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E) for his work on the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation (PETSc), a numerical library for the scalable solution of scientific applications modeled by partial dif

Mateo Valero from Barcelona Supercomputing Center to present PCI Distinguished Lecture Sept. 22

By Kim Gudeman   ::  
09/18/2014 - 08:51

Mateo Valero, the director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and professor at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, will be kicking off the PCI Distinguished Lecture series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The lecture, "Runtime Aware Architectures," wlll be presented at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the Coordinated Science Laboratory Auditoriuim (B02). 

UI alum develops new Apple Swift language, predicted to "instantly remake computer programming"

07/15/2014 - 09:45

Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn’t mention it to anyone, not even his closest friends and colleagues. Read more about the Illinois alum's invention - and how it will transform app development for iPhone and iPad -- here.

Outstanding PCI faculty honored for work, dedication

05/05/2014 - 14:35

The University of Illinois College of Engineering honored educators and researchers at the 50th Annual College Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 28 at the National Central For Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) auditorium. Many Parallel Computing Institute faculty members were recognized for their excellent work.

Collins Award for Innovative Teaching

Given to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding development or use of new and innovative teaching methods

Gropp invested as first Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science

By Tom Moone, CS @ ILLINOIS   ::  
05/02/2014 - 11:49

On April 3, as the department celebrated the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, PCI Director William D. Gropp was invested as the first Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science.

Awareness week cultivates conversations about ethics in research

By Katie Carr, CSL   ::  
04/08/2014 - 15:19

There are thousands of examples of unethical behavior in today’s society, ranging from cheating on homework to medical experiments t

Consider attending the 3rd Annual Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop

03/06/2014 - 10:54

Consider attending the 3rd Annual Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop (GCASR) 2014 at the University of Chicago, Chicago IL on May 19, 2014.

This workshop will focus on Computer Systems, broadly construed, and related areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Gropp receives SIAG/SC Career Prize

By Tom Moone, CS @ Illinois   ::  
02/21/2014 - 15:00

PCI Director William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, received the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Career Prize at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing and Scientific Computing.

Blue Waters Illinois call for proposals

02/19/2014 - 11:58

Faculty proposals for general and exploratory allocations on Blue Waters are now being accepted for review for spring 2014. Submission deadline is Feb. 28 for awards being announced in March. Guidelines and procedures for submitting proposals for Blue Waters are available here.

12 Illinois faculty awarded prestigious Blue Waters professorships

By NCSA   ::  
02/04/2014 - 17:31

Twelve University of Illinois faculty members from a range of fields have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, including three PCI faculty members: Daniel Bodony, David Ceperley and

Bodony elected AIAA Associate Fellow

By Susan Mumm, Aerospace Engineering   ::  
01/16/2014 - 14:23

Daniel Bodony
Daniel Bodony
Aerospace Engineering Associate Prof. Daniel J. Bodony, a researcher in the Parallel Computing Institute,has been elected as Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Bodony’s research interests are

Watch "Hail to the Orange" aerial video captured by PCI researcher Greg Elliott

By Susan Mumm, Aerospace Engineering   ::  
01/15/2014 - 16:20

Showing his Illini pride, Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Prof. Gregory Elliott -- a researcher in the Parallel Computing Institute -- has produced a beautiful video of the Urbana campus using a remote-controlled hexacopter.

Illinois faculty, students show dominance at SC13

By Katie Carr   ::  
01/10/2014 - 14:44

At one of supercomputing’s premier international conference last November, Illinois faculty and students shone by winning four major awards, including a best paper award.

Champaign-Urbana recognized as one of’s most promising tech hubs to watch in 2014

01/09/2014 - 15:21

Champaign-Urbana recently made's Top 10 most promising tech hubs in 2014. PCI Director William D. Gropp can see why.

Sanjay Kale's group authors exascale piece in HPCWire

11/12/2013 - 10:28

Power, energy, and reliability present major challenges to HPC researchers in their endeavor to build larger machines. As we approach the exascale era, both hardware and software designers need to account for these challenges while optimizing performance.

PCI Director Gropp named among first HPC Vanguard Award winners

10/31/2013 - 09:16

The Exascale Report will honor the recipients of the inaugural HPC Vanguard Award at SC13 in Denver, recognizing a critical leader in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance. PCI Director Bill Gropp, a Siebel Chair in Computer Science, was one of six recipients chosen among the first cohort.

Marc Snir to Receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Award

By HPCwire   ::  
09/23/2013 - 14:14

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Sept. 23 -- Parallel computing expert Marc Snir, a major contributor to the Message Passing Interface, has been named the recipient of this year's IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

Noted anthropologist and Intel Fellow Genevieve Bell to keynote SC13

09/23/2013 - 10:41

DENVER, CO— Australian anthropologist and researcher Genevieve Bell is set to bring a new perspective to the international supercomputing community as she delivers the keynote talk at SC13 this November. Hosted in Denver, CO, SC is an international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

Bodony contributes compressible turbulence expertise to new PCI center

By Katie Carr, CSL   ::  
09/10/2013 - 15:45

Daniel Bodony, an associate professor of aerospace engineering, recently joined the Parallel Computing Institute (PCI) faculty as an expert in the field of large scale parallel computing, with a focus on simulating compressible turbulence.