NCSA 30 | Celebrating 30 years of NCSA
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Letter from Ed Seidel

The director gives insight on the future of NCSA

Welcome to NCSA’s 30th anniversary website! Here, you’ll find photos, videos, short stories on our “Turning 30” blog, timelines and other historical information about NCSA, the pre-eminent supercomputer center in the country.

NCSA’s 30 year history is filled with world-changing developments in every field of academic study and real world problem solving. NCSA and the University of Illinois have always been a nexus for innovation and change – NCSA’s creation as a national hub for digital inquiry and exploration represented a revolution in the culture of conduct and research. As we head into our next 30 years, NCSA will continue to shape lives and the future of scientific research and innovation. Take a look back with us and celebrate our accomplishments, while keeping an eye on the future.

Here’s to 30 wonderful years!



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