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This astrophysics simulation seeks to discover the mechanism behind core-collapse supernovae, or the violent death of short-lived, massive stars. (from Argonne National Laboratory)

Learn about the Blue Waters Student Internship Program, providing undergraduate students with research experiences to prepare and motivate them for careers in petascale computing.

Apply for an internship at the NCSI website.

The NCSA Blue Waters project, in collaboration with Shodor, the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI), and national HPC programs, launched a coordinated effort to prepare current and future generations of students with the computational thinking skills, knowledge, and commitment to advance scientific computing through the use of high performance computing (HPC) resources and environments.

Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms. New approaches for teaching and learning are required, and no single educational institution has the expertise and experience needed to fully exploit this extraordinary capability.