NCSA Conferences and Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Itineraries, 1982-2001
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Brief Description: National Center for Supercomputing Applications Conferences and Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Itineraries File includes reports, proceedings, agendas, itineraries, computer files, videotapes, photographs, presentation materials, speeches, and correspondence  regarding conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars, site visits, and lectures attended by and/or hosted by Larry Smarr and the NCSA.  Major conferences and meetings include Siggraph, Supercomputing, EDUCOM, Focus Banquets, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conferences, Supercomputer Centers Directors' Meetings,  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conferences, Busey Economic Seminars,  Advanced Networking/Computing Working Group (ANCWG) Meetings, and National Consortium in High Performance Computing (NCHPC) Meetings.  Major organizations involved include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Beckman Institute, the National Academy of Sciences, Cray Research, Inc., NASA, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Apple, AT&T,  President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), Vanguard, Silicon Graphics, Inc., Digital Libraries Initiative, IBM, National Research Council (NRC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Kendall Square Research Corporation, and Thinking Machines Corporation.  Major correspondents include Larry Smarr, James Bottum, John Stevenson, Robert Berdahl, Morton W. Weir, Judith Liebman, Robert Wolff, William Wulf, Jarrett S. Cohen, Karl-Heinz Winkler, Donna Cox, Chet Gardner, Charles Bender, Philip Smith, Erich Bloch, Radha Nandkumar, Scott Lathrop, Beth Richardson, Melanie Loots, Charles Catlett, Sid Karin, Nico Habermann, Tara Smith, Theodore L. Brown, Bruce Schatz, Linda Griffet, Thomas DeFanti, Maxine Brown, and Joseph Hardin.
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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 7/5/9
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Volume: 21.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 06/24/2005.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0705009.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. National Center for Supercomputing Applications :

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) was created in February, 1985, to provide supercomputers to address problems such as predicting tornadoes and wind sheers, analyzing urban traffic patterns and studying the fundamental interactions of atomic particles.1

The Center for Supercomputer Research and Development was established in December, 1984, to build the "Cedar" supercomputer, a high-performance, large-scale multiprocessing computer destined to allow the pursuit of research in fields such as meteorology, physics, astronomy and the computer-aided design of computer circuits.2

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' work stations will be used for communications, high quality two- and three-dimensional color graphics, advanced scientific TEXT processing, symbolic manipulation, artificial intelligence and general program development and data analysis.3

Besides forecasting the weather, supercomputers can be used to simulate the origins of the universe and to design cars and aircraft.4

The supercomputers' artificial intelligence could monitor nuclear plants to help prevent major accidents.5

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign News Bureau News

2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign News Bureau News

3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign News Bureau News, October 14, 1985, p. 2.

4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign News Bureau News, February 3, 1986, p. 3.

5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign News Bureau News, June 16, 1986, p. 1.

Subject Index
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
Astronomy
Engineering
Faculty Meetings
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Photographs
Physics
Supercomputers
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Electronic Data Files
Papers
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