CHAMPAIGN, Ill.--If you are a scientist, engineer, or academic in need of time on a supercomputer, March 28, 2013 was a very big day.
That was the day that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana brought its new baby online. Known as Blue Waters, the new machine instantly became one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and, perhaps more importantly for those whose work requires access to such machines, became a lifeline for massive computing capability.
For years, the University of Illinois has been a leader in computing. Mosaic, the world'… Read more