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Big Ben Delivers Short Bursts of Turbulence via TeraGrid
Using the TeraGrid backbone, University of Minnesota researchers
demonstrate interactive capability for turbulence simulations on
PSC’s Cray XT3.
TeraGrid Links with U.K. for Cross-Site Simulations
Transatlantic Federated Grid collaborative demonstrates benefit of
“intergrid” computing and gains experience with
co-scheduling at multiple sites.
PSC Scientist Nick Nystrom Discusses Big Ben, the TeraGrid and HPC in Science
In this exclusive interview, HPCwire discussed recent HPC activities
at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center with Nick Nystrom,
PSC’s director of strategic applications and a research
physicist at Carnegie Mellon University.
PSC at SC05: Networking, TeraGrid, Biomed, Big Ben
At SC05 in Seattle, the international conference for
high-performance computing, networking and storage, the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center will highlight scientific results achieved on
Big Ben, its 10-teraflop Cray XT3. PSC’s networking group will
demonstrate innovative new technologies they have developed.
Big Ben in Full Production, TeraGrid Grant Applications Accepted
As of October 1, 2005 users who received allocations of time
at the 9/6-9/8/2005 Large Resource Allocation Committee and
Medium Resource Allocation Committee meetings began to use
National LambdaRail Appoints Gwendolyn Huntoon to Serve as Director of Operations
National LambdaRail, inc. (NLR), a major initiative of U.S.
research universities and private sector technology
companies, has appointed Gwendolyn Huntoon as interim
director of operations.
NSF Awards $52 Million for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The National Science Foundation has awarded $52 million over
the next five yearsto support operations of the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a leading partner in the
TeraGrid, NSF’s program to provide national
cyberinfrastructure for education and research.
$150 Million TeraGrid Award Heralds New Era for Scientific Computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a five-year,
$150 million award to operate and enhance the Extensible
Terascale Facility (ETF) — also called “TeraGrid.”
Pittsburgh Unveils Big Ben the Supercomputer
The newest, most advanced Cray Inc. system is up and running
at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, where it will
support research nationwide as part of the NSF TeraGrid.
PSC's Stiles Co-Authors New Findings on Neurons
PSC scientist Joel Stiles co-authored a paper in the current
issue of SCIENCE reporting new findings about how
neurotransmitters release in the synapses of the ciliary
Introducing Big Ben: July 20, Stay Tuned
Leaders from industry, universities and government will
celebrate the availability of Big Ben, the first shipped
system of the new XT3 line from Cray Inc.
Improved Storm Forecast Capability Demonstrated
As it has during many storm seasons over the past decade,
the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) this spring
collaborated with the Center for Analysis and Prediction of
Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, to
produce real-time numerical forecasts of storms.
Improved Message-Passing on LeMieux
PSC user support recently completed a major upgrade of the
systems software on LeMieux, PSC's terascale system. A major
enhancement is improved Elan libraries, which control
intra-node communications, including MPI message-passing.
PSC Produces High-Resolution Forecasts for NOAA's Spring Program
As it has during many spring seasons over the past decade,
PSC once again this spring collaborated with the Center for
Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University
of Oklahoma, Norman, to produce real-time forecasts of
storms in the Great Plains region.
Pittsburgh students to participate in Megaconference Jr.
On Thursday, May 19, 2005, students from the Pittsburgh
Public Schools will participate in the second annual
Megaconference Jr., an online videoconference that
facilitates communication between international students
using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.
Water Research Among Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2004
The Dec. 17 issue of SCIENCE Magazine lists new research on the
structure of water as #8 among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of
XT3 Update: Ten Tflops Up & Running
All 22 cabinets of PSC’s Cray XT3 “Red
Storm” — containing more than 2,000 AMD Opteron
processors and representing nearly 10 teraflops of
processing power — have been booted as a single system.
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