Blue Waters proposals

The GLCPC has been allocated 3.5 million node hours (equivalent to approximately 50 million core hours) annually as part of the Blue Waters project. Learn more about the call for proposals


Great Lakes Consortium awards access to Blue Waters supercomputer to 10 research projects

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 10 diverse science and engineering projects. Read more about these projects...

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation is a collaboration among colleges, universities, national research laboratories, and other educational institutions. The consortium facilitates the widespread and effective use of petascale computing, through the development of new computing software, applications, and technologies. A comprehensive educational and workforce development program ensures that advances made by consortium members are passed on to the next generation of researchers and applied to frontier research questions in science, technology, engineering, and the social sciences.

The consortium is a key element of the Blue Waters project.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, on behalf of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the lead institution organizing and managing the GLCPC.

Through coordinated, multi-institutional teams—including application scientists and engineers, computer engineers, computer scientists, industrial researchers, and educators—the consortium will: