Congressman Mike DOyle (left) talks with
Pennsylvania Secretary McCullough while University of
Pittsburgh Chancellor Nordenberg talks in the background.
Impact of the Terascale System
At an August news conference, sponsored by the
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of
Commerce, state and regional officials discussed the regional
implications of PSC's Terascale Computing System.
Speakers included Congressmen Bill Coyne and Mike Doyle,
Pennsylvania Secretary Sam McCullough, Allegheny County Executive
Jim Roddey and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark
"This grant, of course, gives a tremendous boost
to Western Pennsylvania," said Nordenberg in his remarks. "It
brings to Pittsburgh the most powerful unclassified computer in the
world. Put another way, the best scientific minds in this country,
in a broad range of fields, will be looking to Pittsburgh for help
in advancing their important work. On a daily basis, then, PSC will
be raising Pittsburgh's image in the minds of the U.S. scientific
and technical community. This is one important, and very visible
step, in ensuring that western Pennsylvania more broadly is home to
a very bright high-technology future."