News & Noteworthy: 2011 Press


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Collaboration with Harvard Pioneers a New Approach in Brain Study

Prodigious data-transmission, management and image processing made it possible to map the connections between individual brain cells identified according to function

PITTSBURGH, August 16, 2011 — “Untangling Neural Nets” said the big-print headline on the cover of Nature (March 10, 2011), with an image from work by scientists at Harvard and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). A news comment in the same issue framed their research as “an exciting and pioneering approach . . .” by which the researchers “achieved a new feat . . . a way of directly studying the relationship of a neuron’s function to its connections.”

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientific Director Appointed to National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

PITTSBURGH, August 5, 2011 — Ralph Roskies, scientific co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been appointed to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. The appointment, for a four-year term, was made by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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New "Memory Advantage Program" on Blacklight at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2011Blacklight, the SGI Altix UV 1000 system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), available to researchers nationally through the National Science Foundation’s newly announced XSEDE program, has opened new computational capability for U.S. scientists and engineers. Featuring 32 terabytes of shared memory, partitioned into two connected 16-terabyte coherent shared-memory systems, Blacklight is the largest shared-memory system in the world.

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XSEDE project brings advanced cyberinfrastructure, digital services, and expertise to nation’s scientists and engineers

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2011 — A partnership of 17 institutions today announced the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). XSEDE will be the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world.

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Protein Research Leaps Forward with Anton at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Special-purpose supercomputer's stay is extended, with new round of time allocations

PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2011 — Using a special-purpose supercomputer for biomolecular simulation, U.S. scientists have made significant advances in the understanding of protein function. The supercomputer, called Anton, designed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES), was made available to researchers through the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

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