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NCSA software and technologies

There’s more to NCSA that its powerful supercomputers; the center also has a long history of software development. Learn more about a few of the software solutions NCSA has pioneered.


Published Date:August 21, 2013

A simple interface to create atomically accurate DNA models based on real gene sequence data. It allows the user to create data in a number of geometry types and update the rendered appearance of the DNA through variables like bond lengths, atomic elements, and molecular identities.

Published Date: August 21, 2013


Published Date:August 9, 2010

A suite of tools designed to address the gap between complex multi-instrument raw data and knowledge. Im2Learn automates repetitive analysis tasks and builds user-friendly decision-making systems for a variety of applications, including machine vision, precision farming, land use and land cover classification, map analysis, geo-spatial information systems (GIS), synthetic aperture radar (SAR) target and multi-spectral scene modeling, video surveillance, bioinformatics, microscopy and medical image processing, and advanced sensor environments. Download Im2Learn

Published Date: August 9, 2010


Published Date:September 5, 2013

An interactive database of food industry marketing and business data that aims to build relationships between producers and consumers of food industry products and services.

Published Date: September 5, 2013


Published Date:September 5, 2013

A web-based content repository for structured and unstructured data, providing a platform for automatic metadata extraction, automatic data previews, distributed/heterogeneous data sources, social curation, and provenance.

Published Date: September 5, 2013


Published Date:August 21, 2013

An open-source interactive visualization tool for traffic engineers, developed by NCSA and Argonne National Lab. When city planners model the flow of traffic through an urban road network, they use the results of their simulations to predict normal traffic patterns, ameliorate traffic delays due to road closures, and determine the best evacuation plans in case of emergency. Unfortunately, most tools to visualize the results of their simulations only show snapshots in time, rather than the dynamic flow of traffic. Metropolis allows engineers to look at and follow the individual "virtual vehicles" in a simulation, to view the traffic metrics on individual streets, and to pick out hotspots in an urban simulation. Metropolis is designed to work with output from TRANSIMS, a suite of simulation tools used for traffic planning worldwide. Download Metropolis

Published Date: August 21, 2013


Published Date:February 8, 2010

Initially designed as a repository for grid credentials to enable secure grid portals, MyProxy has evolved into a full-featured grid authentication solution. Download MyProxy

Published Date: February 8, 2010


Published Date:March 17, 2010

An interactive, mono- or stereoscopic viewer for four-dimensional datasets. It is written in C++ / OpenGL and has been compiled to run on Linux, Windows, OS X and Irix. Download Partiview

Published Date: March 17, 2010


Published Date:September 5, 2013

The Predictive Ecosystem Carbon Analyzer (PEcAn) allows researchers to run models such as the Ecosystem Demography and SIPNET over data obtained from a number of external sources in a manner that emphasizes and propagates uncertainties within the data. Download PEcAn

Published Date: September 5, 2013


Published Date:August 26, 2010

A collection of tools, utilities, and libraries for software performance analysis. This software can help point the way toward selecting other tools and/or techniques using more specialized software if necessary. Download Perfsuite

Published Date: August 26, 2010