Department of Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         CONTACT:
February 25, 1998                                Matthew Donoghue
                                                 Department of Energy
                                                 Mary Dixon
                                                 Department of Energy

Pittsburgh Center Will Assist Doe With Large-Scale Simulations

This week Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) signed a contract with the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to support and accelerate the department's advanced simulation research through accessed computer cycles to create a new research methodology using high-performance, computer-based modeling and simulation to examine complex physical systems; and contribute to the department's effort to validate the simulation approach to certifying the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The contract is valued at $4.5 million. A former National Science Foundation Supercomputer Center, PSC is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, together with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Under the terms of the contract, DOE will be able to use PSC's parallel computers, parallel computing infrastructure, trained staff, visualization experience, user support, applications experience and parallel computing expertise to support the missions of the department's Office of Energy Research and the Office of Defense Programs. More information on DOE's Energy Research and ASCI programs can be found on the World Wide Web ( and

For More Infomation See:
Contract Saves Supercomputer Center — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Editorial — Super-saver — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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