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Blacklight, the World’s Largest Coherent Shared-Memory Computing System, is Up and Running at PSC
[2010.10.11]
Researchers are making productive use of Blacklight. This new system, which the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) acquired in July (aided by a $2.8M award from the National Science Foundation) features SGI’s newest scalable, shared-memory computing platform and associated disks. Called Blacklight, the SGI® Altix® UV1000 system’s extremely large, coherent shared-memory opens new computational capability for U.S. scientists and engineers.

$980,000 Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure Award from NSF
[2010.09.09]
The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), the advanced network research group at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has received a $980,000 Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, from NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure, is for a three-year project called "Web10Gig" that will develop network software to enable ordinary users to effectively use advanced networks.

PSC Receives $1.5M Network Infrastructure Award
[2010.09.09]
The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), the advanced network research group at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has received a $1,535,000 Academic Research Infrastructure (ARI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Effective September 1 and extending for four years, the award supports a major upgrade of the southwest Pennsylvania region’s research and education network environment, which 3ROX maintains and manages.

NSF Awards $2.8M to PSC for World's Largest Coherent Shared-Memory System
[2010.07.29]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partially funded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to acquire a system that features SGI’s (NASDAQ:SGI) newest scalable, shared-memory computing system and associated disks. The SGI® Altix® UV system features extremely large, coherent shared-memory and opens a new computational capability for U.S. scientists and engineers.

Partnership of Supercomputing Centers Announces NSF XD TIS Award
[2010.06.28]
A team of four U.S. advanced computing centers today announced that it has begun work on the National Science Foundation (NSF) eXtreme Digital (XD) Technology Insertion Service (TIS) award, an $8.9 million, five-year project. XD TIS is a major Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) program dedicated to evaluating and recommending new technologies for HPC systems and other resources as part of the NSF TeraGrid and its follow-on initiative, XD.

Allegheny County Executive Onorato Visits PSC
[2010.06.23]
Allegheny County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato visited the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) on June 23, 2010. He met with PSC scientific directors Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, was briefed on PSC economic and educational value to the Commonwealth, and spoke with PSC staff at a press conference in which he highlighted the role of university-centered innovation in economic growth.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Will Host Specialized Machine for Biomolecular Research
[2010.05.05]
With stimulus funding from NIH, the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will soon be accepting proposals for biomedical researchers to use a novel special-purpose supercomputer for biomolecular simulation that is being made available without cost by D. E. Shaw Research.

PSC Researcher Manages Image Data for First Pittsburgh GigaPan
[2010.04.30]
Art Wetzel, PSC principal computer scientist, has collaborated with David Bear of Carnegie Mellon's Studio for Creative Inquiry (SCI) in creating the first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama.

PSC and MAGPI Deliver Cyber-Safety Training in Pennsylvania
[2010.02.15]
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.

H1N1 Modeling Suggests Short-Term School Closures May Not Help
[2010.01.19]
Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, according to results from computational modeling using TeraGrid resources at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

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