Science Highlights

A bi-annual summary of projects conducted and supported by PSC computational resources, educational programs, and staff expertise

Fall 2019 Briefs

PSC News in Brief   AIDR 2019 Conference Brings AI Researchers to Pittsburgh In May, 150 researchers, librarians, scientists, computer scientists and industry professionals from 10 countries and dozens of organizations convened at Carnegie Mellon University for...

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Building Better Batteries

Building Better Batteries CMU Scientists Use Bridges to Simulate Improved Battery Components The move toward cleaner, cheaper energy would be much easier if we had more powerful, safer battery technologies. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists are using PSC’s...

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Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow Bridges Calculations Shed Light on Heat Transfer Between 2D Electronic Components Smaller electronic components offer us more power in our pockets. But thinner and thinner components pose engineering problems. Anisotropic materials—those with...

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He Who Hesitates

He Who Hesitates ... Anton 2 Simulations Identify Critical Pause in Flu-Virus Protein Motion; May Be a Target for Future Therapy Viruses such as influenza and HIV take a heavy toll, both in human life and in dollars. But these viruses are shape-shifters, changing...

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Life Isn’t Chess—Times Six

Life Isn’t Chess—Times Six In a First, a CMU AI Program Running on Bridges Overcomes Multiple Human Poker Champions Artificial intelligence (AI) research took a great leap forward when a Carnegie Mellon University computer program overcame the world’s best...

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Peace of Mind through AI

Peace of Mind through AI “Deep learning” Artificial Intelligence on PSC Supercomputers Promises Fewer False Alarms and Early Prediction of Breast Cancer Development Screening mammography is an important tool against breast cancer. But it has its limitations. A...

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AI on Bridges Overcomes Top Pros in Multi-Player Poker

July 16, 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) research took a big step forward when a CMU AI program overcame the world’s best professional players in a series of six-player poker games. Developed at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, the Pluribus program...

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NSF Funds Bridges-2 Supercomputer at PSC

$10-Million System Will Expand National Capacity for Coupled HPC, AI and Data and Serve Nontraditional and Traditional High-Performance-Computing Communities July 9, 2019 A $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new supercomputer at...

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Spring 19 Highlights Intro

Welcome to the Spring 2019 issue of PSC Science Highlights! Over the last six months we have been busy upgrading PSC’s capabilities in Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). Arguably our most significant event was delivery of the first instance of the NVIDIA DGX-2...

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Stopping HIV in Its Tracks

Stopping HIV in Its Tracks PSC Helps Scientists Understand Monkey Protein that Confers Immunity to HIV A monkey “host restriction” protein works by destabilizing HIV as it enters the cell, according to scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of...

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