PSC Symposium Series

PSC hosts a public symposium series on topics related to high performance computing and research.

If you would like to attend any of them, please RSVP so that we can save you a seat.


Cell Modeling with MCell

June 30, 2017, 10am
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 300 S Craig St.

The Biomedical Applications Group at the PSC pursues leading edge research in high performance computing in the biomedical sciences and fosters exchange between PSC expertise in computational science and biomedical researchers nationwide.  

Scientists in the Biomedical Applications Group develop computational methods and tools and conduct research on biomedical systems at the cell and tissue level with a focus on neural systems such as the brain and the central nervous system. 



January 27, 2017, 1pm
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 300 S Craig St.

Bridges, our latest supercomputer, is funded by a $9.65-million grant from the National Science Foundation. It offers new computational capabilities to researchers working in diverse, data-intensive fields, such as genomics, the social sciences and humanities. Bridges represents a new way of doing business in high performance computing. Researchers can adapt its flexible architecture to their specific needs, in effect creating a “custom supercomputer.”

Bridges has already seen its first few months of use by the national scientific community. In that short time, users have reported progress in fields such genomics, public health, chemistry, machine learning and more.


Public Health Research

April 21, 2017, 1pm
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 300 S Craig St.

The Public Health Applications team at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center began in 2011 to bring simulation modeling, data analytics, and large-scale computing to public health decision making. The team has projects spanning modeling vaccine delivery in low- and middle-income countries, modeling the spread of infectious diseases through healthcare ecosystems, exploring vaccination policies for prevention of influenza in the US, and creating virtual population models as virtual laboratories for childhood obesity prevention.

The symposium will provide an overview of these projects with some examples of specific studies.