Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

Advancing the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing,
communications and data analytics.


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PSC's Data Supercell is a reliable, high capacity, secure data storage solution designed by PSC engineers that enables you to maximize the value of your data. Whether you have many small data collections or a few large data sets, with the Data Supercell you can:


Reliable, proprietary infrastructure stores your data securely.

High network efficiency ensures that all of your data transfers fast and safely.

Simple and secure interface methods make it easy for you to access your data. 




Data Supercell also enables advanced data analytics and business intelligence, when paired with additional PSC resources. 

With the Data Supercell, your data is where you need it when you need it. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Utilize Data 

  • Low-cost and off-site backup storage.
  • Disaster recovery.
  • Complex analytics of large data sets in conjunction with PSC’s computational resources Sherlock and Blacklight.
  • Data warehousing—support extract, transfer and load (ETL) capabilities.



  • Simple and secure interface methods make it easy to use for the typical user.
  • Access methods are Grid FTP/Globus Online compatible.
  • Interface methods can be customized when needed to provide flexible and expandable solutions to meet the needs of more demanding applications. Federated authentication available if required.


  • Bandwidth ~ 24 times better than tape
  • Latency ~10,000 times better than tape
  • Scalable