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The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 93 member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward-thinking universities and computing centers. CASC is dedicated to advocating for the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st century workforce. In addition, CASC collaborates with the United Kingdom High Performance Computing Special Interest Group (HPC-SIG) to advance the use of scientific computing across all disciplines, and to support economic and workforce development in high performance computing-related fields.

 

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These SCDC Comet-enabled images depict the hot, thick disk of plasma surrounding a black hole. As resolution and reconstruction order increases, more and thinner sheets of plasma appear while highly magnetized bubbles become more numerous. Christopher White, UC Santa Barbara