Give to Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Support the next big discovery or inspire the next class of great thinkers with a gift to Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
PSC is a leader in research computing, providing powerful systems and expert staff to the national and international community. The research supported by PSC changes the world — researchers utilize PSC systems to study disease, predict natural disasters, and create the next standard in technology. Our staff support these researchers, and they work to train the next generation of scientists, data analysts, and technicians.
Your donations to the PSC General Fund help us fulfill our mission to advance scientific discovery through advanced computing.
By contributing to this fund, you will help our staff continue supporting teams conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as drug discovery, environmental impact, or supply chain management.
Here are just a few research breakthroughs that PSC has enabled and supported in the past year:
- A team used the Bridges-AI system to identify more than 20,000 compounds with possible anti-virus activity, thousands of times faster than earlier methods, particularly vital in finding possible candidates for fighting COVID-19.
- Scientists used Bridges and Bridges-2 to simulate the effects of hurricanes on the coast of Louisiana, using predictions of future storms to help shape the state’s 2023 Coastal Master Plan.
- Using Bridges, scientists are expanding their online tool for studying supply chains — it analyzes critical goods and supply vulnerabilities, which has only increased in importance — and now, they are rolling out a program for sharing this tool with other researchers, governments, and members of the public.
PSC values investment in future generations and strives to create training and education programs that set future researchers up for success. We have a track record of working with students, educators, and researchers to share invaluable computing tools and are committed to growing our existing outreach programs — but we need your help.
To date, PSC’s Student Internship Program has trained over 300 students in new and innovative technologies, creating opportunities for young researchers to flourish. We have trained over 25,000 researchers nationally through the NSF’s XSEDE High Performance Computing workshop program, establishing PSC as a pioneer in HPC online education. We are excited to continue these programs and explore how we can make a difference locally through new partnerships.
With your support, we can expand our partnerships with community colleges, implementing training programs for educators and granting students access to invaluable computing resources. We can hire more interns and provide them with genuine mentorship and professional development opportunities. We can provide today’s and tomorrow’s workforce with the skills they need to thrive in the innovation economy.