Bridges-2 Begins Production Operations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved PSC’s new Bridges-2 system for production operations. PSC offers time on the NSF-funded, advanced research computing platform to researchers performing academic work, at no cost to them. The deadline for proposals for the current allocation period is April 15!

Staff Spotlight: Ed Wozniak

Ed is an HPC Systems Administrator in the Facilities and Operations Group. He installs system and user software for the Bridges-2 and Vera system platforms. He’s also involved in working with the other system administrators in helping to maintain the system, and serves as a member of the XSEDE SysOps Group. PSC Superpower: Software Sous Chef

Virtual Brain Injury Study Identifies Key Factors in Potential Nerve-Fiber Damage

A supercomputer simulation has reproduced traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a higher level of detail and under more conditions than ever before, identifying key factors in causing strain to brain tissues. The Robert Morris University-led study, using the Bridges platform, promises a better understanding of TBI that may lead to better means of protecting service members, athletes and the general public.

MuST Program Speeds Predictions of Material Properties

MuST, a new, open-source supercomputing code, radically reduces the complexity of simulating complex materials, promising predictions of the properties of samples large enough to be relevant to the real world more quickly, according to Yang Wang, senior computational scientist at PSC, in his presentation at the February 2021 XSEDE ECSS Symposium. MuST—named for the multiple scattering theory on which it’s based—uses density function theory (DFT) for ab initio investigation of disordered materials. In other words, predicting materials’ properties from first principles.

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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Brain Image Library