PSC's corporate affiliates program enables companies to solve difficult problems and gain competitive advantages by providing high performance facilities, technical expertise, and training to our corporate partners.

Corporate Affiliates Program

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center provides its corporate partners the expertise and services to enhance their technical computing capabilities and to exploit high performance computing technologies.

With over twenty years of experience in both developing applications to solve critical scientific, engineering, and business problems and in operating an integrated high performance computing center, PSC offers its expertise and high performance computing and communications facilities to your business. A program customized to meet your particular needs can be synthesized from the wide array of products and services we offer.

According to the Council on Competitiveness, a Washington, D.C. organization of business, labor, academic and government leaders who focus on private sector competitiveness, HPC is a powerful enabler for increased innovation and productivity. We feel it is particularly applicable in the materials sector, and especially so for nanomaterials development.

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NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Assistance Program

As an extension to the PSC Corporate Affiliates Program, PSC will provide access to its HPC resources to those emerging nanomaterials companies associated with the NanoMaterials Commercialization Center. Through this program PSC will provide, at no cost:

  • Up to 5000 processor-hours on Warhol, a high performance computing resource dedicated to Pennsylvania users. Warhol is a professionally managed 64 core cluster. If Warhol is not an appropriate architecture for the desired application, time will be provided on another PSC system.

  • Technical support to install appropriate codes, get the application running and consult as required.
Each company involved would be required to sign the PSC Corporate Affiliates Program agreement, which is intended to formalize the activities between the participating company and PSC. Access to PSC resources, including computer time and programming assistance, beyond the initial starter grant of up to 5000 processor-hours will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. In addition, awardees will be expected to provide a summary of the benefits they received from access to PSC resources.

Additional Information
Additional information about Warhol and other PSC machine resources can be found at:

Information about software available at PSC can be found at: