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Pittsburgh Network Upgrades Support Research
Upgrades to hardware and fiber-optic cable at Pittsburgh's high-performance network hub have dramatically improved connections to LeMieux, Pittsburgh's terascale system.

Planets May Form Faster than Scientists Thought
Taking advantage of the computing capability of LeMieux, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's terascale system, scientists have determined that large, Jupiter-like planets — similar to those observed outside Earth's solar system — can form in dramatically shorter periods of time than previously thought.

PSC's LeMieux Enables Award-Winning Science
At SC2002, the 15th annual conference on high-performance computing and networking, in Baltimore Nov. 16-22, several researchers who use LeMieux were recognized for their scientific achievement.

HP CEO Speaks about PSC at Comdex
On Nov. 19, Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina delivered the keynote speech at Comdex in Las Vegas and spoke about PSC as a model for HPCC research.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, HP Form Grid Alliance
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and HP (HPQ:NYSE) today announced they have formed a strategic alliance to demonstrate the potential of the National Science Foundation's extensible TeraGrid.

Pittsburgh Researchers Release Visible Human Browser
Researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have publicly released the PSC Volume Browser (PVB), an interactive graphical interface and rapid-retrieval system.

NSF Award Links Pittsburgh with Ultrafast "Grid"
The National Science Foundation has awarded $35 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and its two sister supercomputing centers to create new technological infrastructure that will harness the nation's most powerful computing systems for open research into a seamless "grid."

HP CEO Carly Fiorina Visits PSC
On August 22, Carly Fiorina, chief executive officer and chair of the Hewlett-Packard Company, visited PSC and toured the machine room at Westinghouse Energy Center, site of LeMieux, PSC's HP AlphaServer Terascale Computing System.

National Research and Education Networking Consortium Selects Level 3 and Qwest to Provide Network Services
The Quilt, a coalition of leading regional research and education networking organizations across the United States, today announced that Level (3) Communications and Qwest Communications have been selected as authorized national providers of Internet services for its Participants.

LeMieux Skates Faster: Supercomputer Tuning Yields Major Speed Improvement
According to the 19th edition of the TOP500 list of the world's fastest computers, released last week at an international conference in Heidelberg, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's HP/Compaq system ranks number three with a rating of 4.463 TeraFlops (trillions of floating-point operations per second) according to the LINPACK benchmark.

People Make the Difference Says New CISE Director
On June 19, Peter Freeman, new director of the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate, visited PSC.

HP Scores with LeMieux, Three of Top Five in IDC Ratings
In a June 5 press release, HP announced that three of the top five systems in technical capability computing in the HPC Balanced Ratings are HP.

Scaling to New Heights
More than 80 researchers from universities, research centers and corporations around the country attended the first "Scaling to New Heights" workshop, May 20 & 21 at PSC.

PSC Student Intern Honored
John Heffner, who works as a student intern at PSC on the Web100 project with PSC network engineer Matt Mathis, has received the Allen Newell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research from Carnegie Mellon University.

Researchers Explain How Proteins Filter Water into Cells
With help from a computer in Pittsburgh, a team of researchers in Illinois and California have answered a long-standing question about the permeability of biological cells.

Web100 Announces Public Release of Software to Improve Network Performance
The Web100 Project today announced the release of its Alpha 1.0 software, the first public release of software through the project.

MCell Pinpoints Muscle Disorder
It's not often that computer simulation identifies a previously unknown disease process. That's what happened when PSC scientist Joel Stiles used MCell to help understand an unusual muscle disorder.


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