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Welcome to the SC Blog. Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

Supercomputing History: The Cloud Before the Cloud – Metacomputing and Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The term “metacomputing” was coined around 1987 by NCSA Director, Larry Smarr. But the genesis of metacomputing at NCSA took place years earlier, when the center was founded in 1986. Smarr’s goal was to provide the research community with a “Seamless Web” linking the user interface on the workstation and supercomputers. By 1988, NCSA’s vision

International Student Volunteers Play Integral Role in Building SCinet

SCinet students and volunteers value collaborating with the “best professionals in the field.”   Each year a select group of students from all over the world work alongside network engineers and IT professionals to build the world’s fastest temporary network—SCinet. Altogether more than 180 volunteers from educational institutions, high performance computing centers, network equipment vendors, U.S. national

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