On Oct. 29, 2001, PSC scientific directors Mike Levine and
Ralph Roskies showed the fine points of ribbon-cutting
to PSC friends from Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Westinghouse,
Compaq, the National Science Foundation and the U.S.
Congress. About 200 people in attendance at Westinghouse
Energy Center watched via webcam broadcast and cheered as
the ribbon fall signaled the public debut of this newest PSC
system, at the time the most powerful in the world committed
to unclassified research. The latest in a line of PSC
systems in Pittsburgh black and gold, the Terascale was
christened LeMieux, alluding to the Pittsburgh Penguins
hockey great whose name in French means "the best."