PSC’s collaborations with major institutions and vendors enable us to promote and support innovative projects and programs with short- and long-term national and international impact on our lives and the lives of future generations. Our collaborative efforts help develop the best possible solutions for the scientific, engineering, research, and education communities.

Current collaborations


ACCESS, the NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem Services and Support program, succeeds the XSEDE program, of which PSC was a leading member.

PSC leads Allocations Services, responsible for providing equitable access to NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure resources for the nation’s  research and education community with the goal of enabling discoveries at scales beyond the reach of an individual or regional academic institution.


The National Artifical Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot aims to connect U.S. researchers and educators to computational, data, and training resources needed to advance AI research and research that employs AI.

PSC’s Neocortex, with its innovative, AI-specialized design, and Bridges-2, PSC’s flagship resource, are available for allocations in the NAIRR pilot project. 



Brain Image Library

Brain Image Library (BIL), a national public resource and collaboration with CMU’s Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biologic Imaging, enables researchers to deposit, analyze, mine, share and interact with large brain-image datasets.

Human BioMolecular Atlas Program

The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP), a mapping system for human tissues funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a collaboration between PSC and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. PSC and DBMI are working with a number of other teams as part of the HuBMAP Integration, Visualization and Engagement (HIVE) Collaboratory.


The Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund and overseen in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging and National Cancer Institute. Through coordination by scientists in Pittsburgh, SenNet will create a navigable, 3D map of the body that offers data and analysis on cellular aging, shedding light on nerve degeneration, diabetes, cancer, and normal tissue functions.

Trusted CI

Trusted CI works directly with the NSF open science community to tackle individual cybersecurity related projects and challenges and to share best practices through in-depth engagement, training, webinars, and publications. Trusted CI also hosts the annual NSF Cybersecurity Summit, bringing together over one hundred members of the research community to share cybersecurity experiences and form key relationships.

Latest news from our collaborations

PSC’s Neocortex Among Elite Artificial Intelligence Computers Selected for National AI Research Resource Pilot Project

Initial Goal of NAIRR Pilot Project, Also Supported by Allocations Software Developed by PSC and ACCESS Partners, Will Be to Explore Trustworthy AI

$5.8 Million Grant Renews Pittsburgh-Led Project to Support National Goal of Mapping Human Brain

Five-year NIH funding scales up Brain Image Library to handle vastly increased data

Summer Interns Finish on a High Note

PSC offered students a variety of real-life, hands-on and skill-building projects during their internships this summer

DataJam Goes National

Student data-science competition adds teams outside Pittsburgh region, including from California Native American youth center and New Jersey schools

$20 Million in Renewed Grants from NIH Will Provide Data Infrastructure and Leadership to International Collaboration to Map Human Body at Cellular Resolution

Four years of additional funding to PSC, Pitt, CMU and Stanford will provide the HuBMAP Consortium with data infrastructure and leadership in community engagement to build a human reference atlas

Meet PSC’s Summer Interns

We didn’t have to search hard to find qualified students for PSC’s Summer Internship Program. Over 100 students applied for the five available positions. Let’s meet them and find out what projects they’re working on this summer.

Previous collaborations


The National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) developed tools to advance and facilitate cutting-edge research at the interface between high performance computing and the life sciences. The overarching goal was the predictive multi-scale modeling of the spatiotemporal organization and evolution of neuro-signaling systems and events.


NCGAS was a collaboration between Indiana University and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center that focused on supporting researchers with genomics projects funded by the National Science Foundation or aligned with the NSF mission. PSC provided computing resources, bioinformatics software, datasets, and consulting services, making it easier for scientists to do science.


Building on experience and a reputation as a national supercomputing center, PSC was a leading partner in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a central system for researchers to share computing resources.