PSC will officially launch our latest supercomputer, Bridges, on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Funded by a $17-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Bridges offers new computational capabilities to researchers working in diverse, data-intensive fields, such as genomics, the social sciences and humanities. Bridges represents a new way of doing business in high performance computing. Researchers can adapt its flexible architecture to their specific needs, in effect creating a “custom supercomputer.”

Bridges has already seen its first few months of use by the national scientific community. In that short time, users have reported progress in fields such genomics, public health, chemistry, machine learning and more.

 

Agenda

WELCOME:Nick Nystrom, Senior Director of Research, PSC
SPEAKERS:Farnam Jahanian, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Carnegie Mellon University
Introduced by Michael Levine, Scientific Director, PSC
N. John Cooper, Dean, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Introduced by Ralph Roskies, Scientific Director, PSC
Irene Qualters, Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
Erin Molchany, Director, Governor’s Southwest Regional Office
Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
Bill Mannel, Vice President & General Manager of High-Performance Computing and Big Data, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chris Allison, HPC Specialist, Intel Corporation
CLOSING REMARKS:Nick Nystrom