Pitt Team Uses Bridges-2 to Build Automated, Open-Source Toolbox, Enabling Conservation Scientists to Survey Much Larger Regions with Limited Staffing
Bridges-2 Simulations Show Specific Heat Effect that, with New Telescopes, Will Give Clues on Condensed Matter, Atomic Nuclei
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
2023 was another banner year for PSC, bringing awards, progress in important research areas, and a new director to PSC! We’d like to highlight just some of the newsworthy accomplishments that the year brought.
Infamous Typo in Shakespeare Folio Sheds Light on His Growing Status, Reduction in Status of Printing Profession in 17th-Century England
Mismatch of Magnetosphere and Axis of Rotation Offers Insight into Solar Winds and Disruptive Flares
PSC Recognized for Advances in Clean Energy Technology, Application of New Technology to Industrial Problem
14th Year Center Has Received HPCwire Awards, Presented Annually to Leaders in the Global High Performance Computing Community
PSC is heading to the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis — otherwise known simply as Supercomputing, or SC — in Denver the week of November 12th.
Vital Base of Ocean Food Web Can Now Be Studied in Bulk Using AI
PSC has a longstanding tradition of providing internship opportunities to undergraduate researchers in fields related to advanced computing. This year we had seven students on board learning valuable research and technical skills for their upcoming classes and future careers.
Simulations on PSC’s Bridges-2 System Help Identify Signals in Huge Antarctic Ice Sheet Neutrino Detector
Pilot Use of HERMES Supply-Chain Software Reveals Need to Analyze Food Delivery Networks
We get to know our resident data curation expert, Mariah Kenney
CMU Team Uses Bridges-2 to Solve a 21-Year-Old Coloring Problem in Mapping
In this interview, we learn about the work of two of our metadata librarians.
Bridges-2 Sims of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome Identify Multiple Factors that May Need to Be Addressed
Initial work with PSC system pilots AI that went on to predict colorectal cancer genetic status that would otherwise require lengthy lab testing
PSC supercomputer helps set upper limit to “brightness temperature” of hydrogen signal, narrowing possible explanations for Universe’s evolution
Interactions not before seen between medically important beta-adrenergic receptor and its associated G protein offer clues to better heart, lung, and other medications.
A Bridges-2-developed AirDet approach removes requirement for extensive retraining in applying AIs to new jobs
Bridges-2 central in removing biases from global eBird database so AI could predict how birds travel
Proof-of-concept work suggests applications in industrial processes, environmental monitoring, and medicine
Cultural “Landscapes” Uses Metaphor of Valleys, Mountains, and Plains to Understand the Evolution of World Religions
Work on Bridges-2 shows the approach can help explain persistence of some cultural practices as well as how culture changes over time
Scientists leverage past MARC program to maintain competitive bioinformatics program at minority-serving institution
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is proud to highlight the work and life of our newest women team members for Women’s History Month
Real-time simulations offer better, faster predictions in dozens of real-world problems
Ability of D-serine to switch from boosting excitatory signals to blocking them suggests route for preventing long-term injury or stroke damage
James Barr von Oehsen has been selected as the director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Von Oehsen is a leader in the fields of cyberinfrastructure, research computing, advanced networking, data science and information technology.
Scientists had not predicted absence of electromagnetic signal in 2019 detection
From the beginning, Chris and the team have worked to make HPN-SSH ubiquitous, easy to use, and setup-free for data transfers. These efforts are part of the team’s goal to continuously enhance the scientific research workflow.
National Energy Technology Laboratory and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Pioneer First Ever Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation on Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine
Running on Cerebras CS-2 within PSC’s Neocortex, NETL Simulates Natural Convection with Multi-Hundred Million Cell Resolutions, Pointing the Way to More Powerful, Energy Efficient and Insightful Scientific Computing
AAAI award cites Tuomas Sandholm’s work using three generations of PSC flagship systems on improving organ donation exchanges with AI
Bridges-2-powered AI matches life-critical performance of other AI and non-AI alternatives — unlike them, its “thinking” is understandable to humans
Complementary strengths of researchers, computers help identify structure and motions of protein and its electrical conductance through the nerve-cell membrane
Ohio University Simulations on PSC Supercomputer Transform Coal-Like Material to Amorphous Graphite and Nanotubes
Offers the hope of converting coal to valuable and carbon-neutral materials key to electronic and battery technologies
2022 was another stellar year at PSC! We won awards, worked with interns, welcomed new faces, and widened scientific knowledge. Here’s a look back at what 2022 brought to PSC.
Timely predictions assist emergency efforts throughout state, federal responses
Five-year NIH funding scales up Brain Image Library to handle vastly increased data
PSC Receives International Honors for AI-Driven, Automated Discovery of MRI Agents and Control of Fluid-Flow Heat and Stress
Thirteenth Year PSC Is Recognized by HPCwire Awards, Given to Leaders in the Global High Performance Computing Community
PSC Demos Recent Projects at Supercomputing
Predicted mass of huge Coma Cluster agrees with earlier, human-intensive attempts; offers fast, accurate measurement needed to understand early Universe
Outward movement of Venus and Earth may have swept up lighter elements, making Mercury small and iron-rich
Resulting database will enable AI exploration of movement-sensitive electrical components
PSC offered students a variety of real-life, hands-on and skill-building projects during their internships this summer
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
Work establishes benchmark for beating classical computers, optimizes quantum performance
CMU, Pitt form search committee for replacement as Shawn Brown leaves for HPE Shawn Brown has stepped down from his position as director of PSC. He is leaving to take on a strategic corporate opportunity at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). Carnegie Mellon...
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.
Analysis of 42 species in Western hemisphere suggests most effective steps for reducing city lights’ harm
Images derived from crystal structures help neural network running on Bridges-2 to predict ability to create a given crystal in the real world
$7-million NSF Characteristic Science Applications program to further develop 21 scientific software projects
Five-year RAMPS grant will democratize entry to NSF high performance computers; PSC also partner in CONECT, a $20-million grant to operate system
New Cerebras Systems technology will double capacity, allow larger deep-learning models and data
When Robin Scibek, PSC's Senior Communications Manager, started at PSC as an intern, she never thought she'd still be working at PSC 19 years later. Hers, however, is not a unique story at PSC. Our internship program provides a valuable experience for undergraduate...
Molecular simulations coupled with AI analysis reveal how omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may regulate the size of membrane “rafts”
Spotlight on PSC Women in STEM
Bridges-2 simulations suggest complication may stem from oppositely charged clot-forming protein sticking to engineered adenovirus
Educational allocation gives students taste of computational field, tools for science careers
Two-step computation holds promise in improving efficiency, reducing stress in power plants, electronics, off-shore structures.
2021 was a big year for PSC. This wrap-up includes some favorite stories from the year that highlight our people and the research we’ve been fueling.
MCS-designed machine learning algorithm promises record performing materials with unprecedented speed of discovery.
Open-Source Tool for Engineering New Substances Developed by PSC Scientist and Colleagues
New Materials Simulated on Bridges, Bridges-2 May Allow Smaller Devices, Avoiding “Hotspot” Problem.
Twelfth Year PSC Is Recognized by HPCwire Awards, Given to Leaders in the Global high performance-Computing Community
Initial Report Uses Simulation on Bridges for a Finer-Scale Look at Stresses Leading to TBI
NIH-funded SenNet to Create 3D Atlas of Aging Tissues, Shedding Light on Nerve Degeneration, Diabetes, Cancer and Normal Tissue Functions
PSC Celebrates its 35th Anniversary with Proclamations from Local, State, Federal Government Officials
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), founded in 1986, is celebrating its 35-year anniversary.