Sergiu Sanielevici

Sergiu Sanielevici

Director, User Support for Scientific Applications, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center


phone:   412-268-6638
mail:   PSC
300 South Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


 Research Interests

Quantum field theory, atmospheric physics, complex systems, social systems, computer systems, software systems, visualization.

 Current Projects

  1. Nystrom (PI), J. R. Scott (co-PI), R. Roskies (co-PI), M. Levine (co-PI), R. Scibek (PM), P. Buitrago, J. Marsteller, D. Moses, S. Sanielevici, J. Sommerfield, J. Urbanic: Bridges: From Communities and Data to Workflows and Insight. Intellectual merit: Bridges is a uniquely capable, data- and memory-intensive high-performance computing (HPC) system designed to integrate HPC with Big Data, deliver “HPC-as-a-Service”, and help researchers work more intuitively. Broader impact: Bridges currently supports 1,096 projects and 4,650 users nationwide representing 303 institutions, representing 103 NSF fields of science. Publications: and (as of May 1, 2017) 437 user publications cited in proposals for allocations on Bridges. Research products: Bridges architecture and software, over 10 Science Gateways (ongoing).
  2. Towns (PI), K. Gaither (co-PI), N. Wilkins-Diehr (co-PI), Sanielevici, Buitrago, Marsteller, Urbanic:  XSEDE 2.0: Integrating, Enabling and Enhancing National Cyberinfrastructure with Expanding Community Involvement. Intellectual Merit: XSEDE 2 provides an adaptive framework that enables researchers to use emerging CI capabilities to advance their fields. Broader Impact: XSEDE 2 engages a new generation of diverse computational researchers and campus communities in education, training, and outreach activities. Publications: In the first quarter of 2017, 217 user projects identified 907 publications and other products. Research products: Since the start of XSEDE 2, the Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS) has completed 73 projects with the user community (ongoing).

 Recently Completed Project

Scott, Sanielevici, Nystrom, Marsteller, Urbanic: XSEDE: eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. Intellectual Merit: Developed a comprehensive advanced digital services cyberinfrastructure to enable transformative open science and engineering research. Broader Impact: In 2016, XSEDE supported 8,000 researchers and students in all 50 states, associated with approximately $2.5 billion dollars of funded research. Publications: Over 17,000 user publications, cited twice as often as non-XSEDE supported publications in the same journals. Research products: A single authentication interface to access all XSEDE allocated resources. A database of application software and tools to inform the user what is available on each allocated resource. More than 300 projects conducted with the user community by ECSS.

 Most Recent Publication

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Sergiu Sanielevici, Jay Alameda, John Cazes, Lonnie Crosby, Marlon Pierce, Ralph Roskies (2016): An Overview of the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Program. In: Gitler I., Klapp J. (eds) High Performance Computer Applications. ISUM 2015. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 595.

 Most Cited Publication

Nelson A. Alves, Bernd A. Berg, and Sergiu Sanielevici (1990): Partition-function zeros and the SU (3) deconfining phase transition Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 3107

 General Interests

Human origins, cognition, cultures, history, languages, literature, art, classical music.