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Buckyball Bowling with BigBen and Wiimo in Reno

PSC scientists adapt the Wii remote controller to steered molecular dynamics.

PITTSBURGH, December 4, 2007 - At Supercomputing '07 in Reno, Nevada, Nov. 10-16, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) attracted attention at its booth with an innovative hybrid of game technology and supercomputing. PSC scientists Shawn T. Brown and Philip Blood along with student intern Jordan Soyke adapted the Wii motion-sensing controller (the WiiMote) from the Wii (pronounced "we"), Nintendo's popular game product, as a controller for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations running on BigBen, PSC's 4,000 processor, 21-teraflop Cray XT3 supercomputing system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:51

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Takes Delivery of SGI Shared Memory Systems

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2008 - On schedule with plans announced in January, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has taken delivery and begun testing two new SGI Altix® 4700 systems. One, named "Pople" for Nobel-Prize-winning chemist John Pople, will be integrated into the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation program of comprehensive cyberinfrastructure, substantially increasing the "shared memory" capability available through NSF for U.S. science and engineering research.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:51


PSC and Fibertech Open New PoP

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2008 - The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Fibertech Networks today celebrated the opening of a PSC Point of Presence (PoP) in Fibertech's new collocation facility in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:51

Weekly Reader Features PSC Tornado

PITTSBURGH, May 28, 2008 - The online edition of the classic children's publication Weekly Reader recently featured a tornado animation produced at PSC. See the animated presentation here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:52

SAFE-Net Workshop Reaches Across Pennsylvania

SAFE-Net, a program of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, has reached across Pennsylvania to raise awareness about safe practices in use of the Internet.

PITTSBURGH, PA., February 15, 2010 - SAFE-Net, a cyber-security awareness program of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), recently connected a Carnegie Mellon University cyber-security expert with 75 educators at six school districts in eastern Pennsylvania via videoconferencing. Titled "The Educator's Role in Safe Computing," the three-hour interactive collaboration between PSC and the University of Pennsylvania's MAGPI Internet2 regional connector, highlighted how K-12 educators can raise awareness about cyber security and safety in the schools.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:55

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