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National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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The Beckman Institute, current Headquarters of the NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is one of the five original centers in the National Science Foundation's Supercomputer Centers Program and a unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Work began in January 1986.

The NCSA is currently headquartered in the Beckman Institute on the northern most quad of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and occupies several buildings around the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus. Construction is currently underway to expand the NCSA and move its headquarters to a new facility adjacent to the Siebel Center for Computer Science. Construction is expected to be complete in mid to late 2005.

The Mosaic Web browser, the first graphical Web browser, which played an important part in expanding the growth of the World Wide Web and the Internet was written by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina at the NCSA.

Other well-known past NCSA projects:

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