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New Year’s Resolution Met: Half of PSC’s XT3 Up and Running
The next phase of PSC's XT3 "Red Storm" system has been installed
in PSC's WEC machine room.
PSC Demonstrates 40 Gigabit Bandwidth Distributed Application
Staff of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have demonstrated
a 40-Gigabit per second (Gbps) link between the PSC Terascale System,
LeMieux, and their booth on the showfloor at SC 2004, the annual
supercomputing conference now underway at the David L. Lawrence
Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
PSC’s Red Storm Wins Most Innovative Implementation
HPCwire, the on-line news service for high-performance computing,
announced today that PSC’s newest system, known as Red Storm,
won its 2004 Reader’s Choice Award for Most Innovative
Cray XT3 "Red Storm" Runs Storm Forecast Application
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today reported that it has begun
shipping the Cray XT3™ supercomputer, an industry standard
massively parallel processing (MPP) system that strongly advances the
record-setting scalability and sustained application performance of
the renowned Cray T3D™ and Cray T3E™ systems.
Thom Dunning to Lead NCSA
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced today that
Thom H. Dunning Jr. will be the new director of the National Center
for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), pending the approval of the
University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
Pitt and PSC Join National LambdaRail
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of
Pittsburgh have joined a consortium of leading U.S. universities
and companies deploying an advanced, nationwide fiber-optic
The World's First CRAY T3E Retires
After nearly eight years of faithful service, PSC’s Cray
T3E — known to users as Jaromir — was retired on
TeraGrid Enters Full Production Phase
The TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation’s multi-year
effort to build a distributed national cyberinfrastructure, has now
entered full production mode, providing a coordinated set of services
for the nation’s science and engineering community.
Red Storm Comes to Pittsburgh
LeMieux, the terascale computing system at the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center (PSC), has been an impressive research
performer for three years, but PSC will soon have a Red Storm with
even more impressive computing credentials.
PSC Scientists Can Make HDTV-Quality 3D Movies Without Goggles
If you’re a baby boomer, you may remember watching horror movies
with “3D glasses.” This novelty approach to creating a
visual sensation of depth was one of the first movie forays into
LeMieux Cooks Recipes for Metallic Glass
Carnegie Mellon physicist Michael Widom used LeMieux in a series of
computations that yield “recipes” to create metallic
glasses, metal alloys with unusual properties.
Comcast Peers with the Pittsburgh GigaPoP
The Pittsburgh GigaPoP, managed by PSC’s networking group, has
installed a high-speed network link to Comcast.
Drafts for Improving Network Performance
On August 2, researchers from PSC’s Advanced Networking
group will present their latest ideas for improving Internet
Performance to the 60th Internet Engineering Task Force.
SC2004 Poster Deadline Extended to August 2
The SC2004 conference solicits submissions for posters
displaying cutting-edge research in high-performance computing
PSC Science in the News: National Geographic & New York Times
This week's Science section of the New York Times features
"Will Compasses Point South?," an article discussing evidence
of polarity reversal in Earth's magnetic field.
Texas Advanced Computing Center to Host Meeting of IBM Scientific Computing User Group
The tenth meeting of the IBM System Scientific Computing
User Group (ScicomP) will be held Aug. 9-13, 2004, in
Cisco Delivers the Foundation for Next-Generation IP Networks:
A New Carrier Routing System
Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the Cisco® CRS-1
Carrier Routing System, a new class of routing system designed
to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and
extended system longevity to telecommunications service
providers and research organizations.
Anglo-American Team Gets Big Results with TeraGrid
Supercomputing 2003 conference last November in Phoenix, a
Boston-U.K. team of scientists linked more than 6,000
processors and 17 teraflops of computing at six different
facilities on two continents.
PSC Orders “Red Storm” from CRAY
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today
announced that the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has
placed an advance order for the company’s upcoming product
based on the Sandia “Red Storm” supercomputer.
TeraGrid tutorial now available online
The "Applications in the TeraGrid Environment" tutorial that
was successfully presented at SC2003 in Phoenix in November is
now available online.
Pittsburgh Scientists Measure Productivity in Petascale Supercomputing
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center are developing a software tool, called
SUMS, that will quantify and analyze programmer time in
The Software Challenge of PetaScale, an Interview with PSC's
Assistant Director, Sergiu Sanielevici
Alan Beck’s interview of Sergiu Sanielevici, assistant
director at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, regarding his
views on the future of supercomputing.
First Phase of TeraGrid Goes into Production
The first computing systems of the National Science
Foundation's TeraGrid project are in production mode, making
4.5 teraflops of distributed computing power available to
scientists across the country who are conducting research in a
wide range of disciplines, from astrophysics to environmental
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