PSC @ Supercomputing 2023

November 12-17 | Denver, CO
Booth #1203

PSC is excited to be in Denver for SC23. Our booth will feature interactive demonstrations highlighting how PSC is leveraging HPC to accelerate research.

PSC has been part of the national HPC community for nearly four decades, and we are proud to continue our tradition this year of building relationships, fostering community, and of course, geeking out about research!

Unwind at our Backyard Party!

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in our booth #1203 on the exhibit floor to relax, enjoy a drink, and network with your favorite colleagues.

Research on tap

Come and visit with us in Booth 1203! We’re always delighted to see you and we’d love to share what we’ve been up to since we last met. We do have some special events planned, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us!

Ecosystem for Research Networking


Monday Nov. 13, 7:30 pm
Tuesday Nov. 14, 10:15 am  &  3:00 pm
Wednesday Nov. 15, 10:15 am  &  3:00 pm
Thursday Nov. 16, 10:15 am

The Ecosystem for Research Networking (ERN) is designing and implementing a prototype open source, edge computing platform to democratize access to scientific research instruments, provide networking research computing resources, handle massive data sets produced by research instruments, support computational and storage infrastructure, and more. The conclusion will be a web-based portal leveraging federated access to the instrument, workflows utilizing edge computing in conjunction with cloud computing and real-time monitoring for experimental parameter adjustments and decisions. The intention is to foster team science and scientific innovation, with emphasis on under-represented and under-resourced institutions, through the democratization of these scientific instruments.

This presentation will discuss the project’s current democratized CryoEM remote instrument, federated access design, and implementation efforts. This will include a live demonstration of an experiment workflow utilizing a transmission electron microscope (TEM) located at the Rutgers CryoEM and Nanoimaging Center (RCNF) through a FABRIC node cloudlet with edge computing and extended analysis using Bridges-2.

Meet our partners at Cerebras

Tuesday Nov. 14th 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Wednesday Nov. 15th 2:00 – 2:45 pm

On Tuesday and Wednesday November 14th and 15th, stop by our booth for a meet-and-greet informational session with our partners at Cerebras, who will be talking about PSC’s Neocortex machine for HPC research and machine learning. In addition, they’ll discuss scientific computing research on the world’s largest chip and their SDK-built Gordon Bell Finalist research.

Join us Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 – 2:45 pm to learn how you can develop kernels and deliver scientific computing research using the Cerebras SDK on Neocortex.

Storm Surge Forecasting


All week

PSC is working with The Water Institute of the Gulf on hurricane forecasting. We’ve configured Bridges-2 to allow their researchers to run hurricane forecasting models in real time. The data from these forecasts have been used by decision-makers in the region for recent storms such as Hurricane Ian.

PSC software engineers are also collaborating with researchers at The Water Institute and staff at RENCI to build FloodID, an online platform for displaying hurricane forecasts and related model results. FloodID is designed to provide emergency managers, political leaders, and scientists with access to critical data they need to make life-saving decisions.

Learn more about our work with hurricane scientists in these related articles:

Storm Surge Model Runs on Bridges-2 in Real Time, Predicting Hurricane Ian’s Flooding Impacts

Hurricane Simulations by Bridges, Bridges-2 Inform State Decision-Making

PSC presents

See specific events for dates and times

PSC staffers will be contributing to SC23 by presenting some of the work they’ve been busy with.  Don’t miss them!

The Wide Area Classroom: 24,000 HPC Students and Counting.
Mon.  Nov. 13, 1:30 – 5 pm, Rm. 506

Paper presented by Tom Maiden and Valerie Rossi.

MuST – A High Performance ab initio Framework for the Study of Disordered Structures.
Tues. Nov. 14,  3 – 3:30 pm, Intel Corporation Booth 617

Wed. Nov. 15, 10 – 10:30 am, Intel Corporation Booth 617
Talk presented by Yang Wang.

BOF: Providing a Unified User Interface and Experience for Geographically Dispersed Computing Resources.
Wed. Nov. 15, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 704 – 706
Sergiu Sanielevici

BOF: ACCESS Resource Provider Forum.
Thur. Nov. 16, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 405 – 407
Sergiu Sanielevici


PSC receives two HPCwire 2023 Awards!

PSC has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC23), in Denver, Colorado.

PSC was recognized with the following honors:

  • Editors’ Choice: Best Use of HPC in Industry
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Use of HPC in Energy

About PSC

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint computational research center with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Our mission is to enable the advancement of science and research. We cultivate collaborative partnerships, empower the next generation of researchers, and provide cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure.



Bridges-2 is a petascale resource for empowering diverse communities by bringing together HPC, AI, and Big Data. It provides transformative capability for rapidly evolving, computation- and data-intensive research, creating opportunities for collaboration and convergence research.



A unique high performance artificial intelligence system designed to revolutionize scientific AI research. 

Anton 2


A special purpose supercomputer for biomolecular simulation designed and constructed by D.E. Shaw Research (DESRES).




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


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.




It takes trillions of cells to build a human adult, and how those cells interact, connect, and arrange into tissues has a direct effect on our health. HuBMAP (the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) will create the next generation of molecular analysis technologies and computational tools, enabling the generation of foundational 3D tissue maps and construction of an atlas of the function and relationships among cells in the human body.  



The Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) is funded by the NIH Common Fund and overseen in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging and National Cancer Institute. 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.

Apply to join our team today!

Join our team and help advance state of the art high performance computing, communications, and data analytics. 

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. PSC is located minutes from the heart of Pittsburgh, surrounded by culture and education.