GEO Master’s Candidate Awarded Access to the Blue Waters Supercomputer

Marshall Stageberg, a Master’s of Science degree candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, has been awarded 300,000 core hours of computing time on the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) Blue Waters High Performance Computing System.  Every year the GLPCP solicits applications from participating institutions to allocate 50 million core hours, and Marshall’s proposal was one of seven proposal selected for 2017.  Marshall will use his allocation to investigate the fine-scale atmospheric circulations and flows that develop in the vicinity of a wildland fire using a high resolution numerical weather prediction model called the Cloud Model 1 (CM1) that was developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Marshall will begin his Master’s of Science degree in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences in August, 2017.  Congratulations Marshall!

Blue Waters Project

The Great Lakes Consortium allocates a portion of the Blue Waters supercomputer, a system at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that performs quadrillions of calculations every second and can work with quadrillions of bytes of data. GLCPC allocations are available to faculty and research groups at the founding GLCPC institutions. Allocations awarded through GLCPC will expire one year from time of award.