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Blue Waters Petascale Supercomputer Now in Friendly User Phase
November 6, 2012
As of November. 2, the NSF-funded Blue Waters petascale computing system is available in "friendly-user" mode to NSF-approved science and engineering teams. These groups from across the country will use Blue Waters for challenging research in weather and climate, astrophysics, biomolecular systems, and other fields.
University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana
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