Conference Tour - Blue Waters

The Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference is pleased to offer a conference tour.

Blue Waters

Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It can complete more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second on a sustained basis and more than 13 times that at peak speed. The peak speed is almost 3 million times faster than the average laptop. Blue Waters is also the fastest supercomputer at a university anywhere in the world.

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois; the National Center for Supercomputing Applications manages the Blue Waters project and provides expertise to help scientists and engineers take full advantage of the system for their research. The system opened up to the science community at large on March 28, 2013.

The supercomputer lives in a 20,000-square-foot machine room at the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) on the western edge of the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois. NPCF earned a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its sustainable design.

Tour Information

Date: Tuesday, 27 October
The tour will be after the Closing Session and Award Ceremony. It is a short five minute walk from the conference location.
60 minutes
The tour is complementary for conference delegates. We do require you sign up through the link so we have an idea of numbers.

Booking Information

Booking of the conference tour can be done upon registration. If you've already registered for the conference, please contact us, and we would be happy to add the conference tour to your registration.

Conference Closing Reception: Triptych Brewery

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

26 October 2020: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Triptych Brewery - Memery Room
1703 Woodfield Dr, Savoy, IL 61874

Common Ground Research Networks and the Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference will be hosting a closing reception at Triptych Brewery. The reception will be held directly following the closing session of the first day, 26 October, 2020. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

We look forward to hosting you!