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PSC Recognized for Sixth Year in a Row in HPCwire Editor’s Choice, Reader’s Choice Awards

Nov. 17, 2015

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and its collaborators have once again been recognized for excellence in developing and applying HPC technologies to problems of social importance. HPCwire, the leading trade publication for the high performance computing (HPC) community, cited the center’s work for “Best Use of HPC Applications in Life Sciences” and “Best Use of High Performance Data Analytics.” HPCwire announced the awards today at SC15, the international conference of the HPC industry, with more than 12,000 attendees this year. This is PSC’s sixth year in a row of recognition from HPCwire.

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Improved Network Diagnosis and Repair Goal of NSF Grant

Nov. 12, 2015

A proposed automated system will allow users to provide network administrators with information about faulty connections, greatly speeding network diagnosis and repair. This system, to be called TestRig 2.0, is the goal of a new $300,000 NSF grant to researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

“When researchers encounter network problems they naturally reach out to network engineers,” says Chris Rapier, PSC Senior Research Programmer and principal investigator in the grant. “However, the engineers have to rely on the user to provide them with enough information to properly diagnose the problem. This means multiple rounds of email, phone calls, tests, and often times results in significant delays.”

Read more: Grant for Improved Network Diagnosis and Repair