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With Shared Memory in Pittsburgh, XSEDE Expands Horizons for HPC Research
[2012.03.29]
Times are changing for HPC (high-performance computing) research, as non-traditional fields of study have begun taking advantage of powerful HPC tools. This was part of the plan when the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) program launched in July 2011.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Provides “Low-Tech” Access to World-Class Health Resources
[2012.03.07]
With low-tech as the watchword, a team at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) took on the task of updating Supercourse, a web-based repository of lectures by leading scientists and educators world-wide.

Pennsylvania Cross-State, High-Bandwidth, Research/Education Link Goes Live
[2012.01.31]
The world’s largest shared-memory system, a resource of XSEDE, has rapidly proven itself as a productive tool in research across a range of fields.

Blacklight Goes to Work at PSC
[2011.11.09]
The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), the high-performance Internet hub operated and managed by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), and Drexel University in Philadelphia are now directly connected via high-performance, fiber-optic network.

XSEDE Holds First Quarterly Meeting at PSC
[2011.09.01]
PHosted by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the first quarterly meeting of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), was held in Pittsburgh from August 30 to September 1.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Collaboration with Harvard Pioneers a New Approach in Brain Study
[2011.08.16]
Prodigious data-transmission, management and image processing made it possible to map the connections between individual brain cells identified according to function

PSC Scientific Director Appointed to National Library of Medicine Board
[2011.08.05]
Ralph Roskies, scientific co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been appointed to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. The appointment, for a four-year term, was made by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

New "Memory Advantage Program" on Blacklight at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
[2011.07.26]
Blacklight, the SGI Altix UV 1000 system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), available to researchers nationally through the National Science Foundation’s newly announced XSEDE program, has opened new computational capability for U.S. scientists and engineers.

XSEDE project brings advanced cyberinfrastructure, digital services, and expertise to nation’s scientists and engineers
[2011.07.25]
A partnership of 17 institutions today announced the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). XSEDE will be the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world.

Protein Research Leaps Forward with Anton at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
[2011.07.21]
Special-purpose supercomputer's stay is extended, with new round of time allocations

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Network Exchange Adds Robert Morris University
[2011.06.01]
3ROX, the high-performance Internet hub operated and managed by PSC, which serves universities, research sites and K-12 schools in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has added Robert Morris University (RMU).

PSC Accelerates Machine Learning with GPUs
[2011.05.23]
Researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and HP Labs achieve unprecedented speedup in a key machine-learning algorithm.

PSC Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
[2011.04.04]
The Sunday, April 3 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette includes a full-page editorial article by the three people who co-authored the proposal that led the National Science Foundation to fund the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 25 years ago.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Grant to Develop Pilot Program in Math and Science Teaching
[2011.03.15]
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received a $100,000 grant from the DSF Charitable Foundation to develop a pilot program to prepare high-school math and science teachers to effectively use computational modeling as part of K-12 learning.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Scientists Co-Author Paper on Wiring Diagram of the Brain
[2011.03.10]
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) scientists Art Wetzel and Greg Hood co-authored a paper on brain anatomy featured as the cover story in the March 10 issue of Nature, the international weekly journal of science.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Network Exchange Partners with Drexel University for Improved Internet Connection
[2011.02.17]
The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), the high-performance Internet hub operated and managed by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), has partnered with Drexel University in Philadelphia to implement a five-fold upgrade to the Internet bandwidth of both 3ROX and Drexel at essentially no cost increase.

PSC Internet Exchange Contracts with NOAA for $2.58M
[2011.01.24]
The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), operated and managed by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has contracted with NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to provide a high-speed optical fiber connection to NOAA's planned Environmental Security Computing Center (ESCC) in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Pennsylvania Broadband Network Contracts with Quanta Services
[2011.01.04]
Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that its Sunesys, LLC and Blair Park Services, LLC subsidiaries have been awarded a contract valued at approximately $118.5 million to design and install a statewide fiber optic network in Pennsylvania by a coalition of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, research and health care organizations and economic development entities called the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER).

PSC's Science Education Program CMIST is Featured in Award-Winning Movie
[2011.01.04]

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.

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