Fall 2015: From the Directors

Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of People. Science. Collaboration.  This summer we marked a significant transition at PSC: We retired the Blacklight system, and in October will begin constructing the new, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Bridges system...

Fall 2015: Bridge to the Future

BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE Bridges Will Bring High-Performance Computing and Data Analysis to New Fields  In 2016, PSC’s newest supercomputer, Bridges, will go online. The $9.65-million, NSF-funded Bridges represents the culmination of lessons learned from PSC’s...

Fall 2015: News in Brief

News in Brief DXC EXPANDS SCOPE  PSC’s Data Exacell (DXC) pilot project has increased the community of researchers who can use the system and the scope of projects it can serve by adding new hardware and software resources. The DXC team added data storage to the...

Fall 2015: Securing the CHAIN

SECURING THE CHAIN WITH TRINITY Shrimp Transcriptome Offers Secure Future Food Source, Better Understanding of Ocean Food Chain WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Litopenaeus vannamei, the whiteleg shrimp, is the number one human food source from the sea. Over a million tons...

Fall 2015: A Shift in Perspective

A Shift in Perspective Anton Simulations Upend Picture of How Proteins Work  The Anton simulations suggest that PKA has nine distinct communities (A through H). The size of the circles shows how big each community is physically, the width of the lines connecting...

Fall 2015: PSC Impact on PA

PSC’s Impact on Pennsylvania PSC provides a significant economic benefit to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to supporting research, education and business activities throughout the Commonwealth, PSC consistently returns many times the state’s...