Bridges HPC System Retires After Five Super Years

From the vastness of neutron-star collisions to the raw power of incoming tsunamis to the tiny, life-and-death details of how COVID-19 progresses, the Bridges platform at PSC has seen it all. Now Bridges has taken its final bow, ceding the title of PSC’s flagship high-performance computing (HPC) system to the larger, more advanced Bridges-2.

Staff Spotlight: Yang Wang

Yang’s specialty is in computational materials science and condensed matter physics. He is responsible for user support and development of high performance ab initio electronic structure calculation methods applied to solid state materials. Yang recently gave an awesome presentation at the XSEDE ECSS Symposium about MuST, a software package for the ab initio study of materials. PSC Superpower: Bug debugger

The Dynamic Duo of User Support

If you’ve ever submitted a ticket for user support at PSC, chances are you’ve heard back from Tom Maiden or TJ Olesky, the awesome user support duo who answer most help desk tickets and find the answers to your burning questions. Supported by a larger, equally awesome team, Tom and TJ credit great communication and a commitment to teamwork as the keys to their success achieving user satisfaction. Most recently, they supported the extremely busy Bridges-2 Early User Program and were commended for their speedy replies and great customer service!

AI Uses Language Rules to Simulate Molecular Motions on Bridges

A team from the University of Maryland used natural language processing artificial intelligence (AI) on our Bridges platform to recreate known chemistry, showing that AI may be able to reduce molecular dynamics to rules of grammar and syntax. Better predictions of molecular motions could lead to improved vaccines, drugs, and any number of improved industrial chemical processes.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint computational research center with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. PSC provides university, government and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data storage available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state of the art in high-performance computing, communications and data analytics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in research.

PSC Coronavirus Updates

With the nation—and the world—disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) would like to offer our wishes for safety and health for all. To do our part in protecting the country’s wellbeing, we have been working with a national alliance of high-performance computing resources called the COVID-19 HPC Consortium.


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Introducing Bridges-2

Bridges-2, PSC's newest supercomputer, funded by a $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation, is up and running!  

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