The National Science Foundation Awards $5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to Build Neocortex, an AI Supercomputer that Will Introduce Revolutionary Technologies

June 9, 2020

A $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award will allow the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to deploy a unique high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) system. Neocortex will introduce fundamentally new hardware to greatly speed AI research. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will build the new supercomputer in partnership with Cerebras Systems and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

Making Data Lemonade

COVID-19 Pandemic, Isolation an Opportunity for Pittsburgh-Area High Schoolers to Learn Data Science. It begins with a data-driven discussion of the national plan to reopen safely. Brian Macdonald, director of data science at a leading healthcare data analysis company, reviews the plan to phase out the quarantine based on continuous two-week decreases in COVID-19 cases in a given state.

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Science Highlights Spring/Summer 2020

The latest edition of a bi-annual summary of projects conducted and supported by PSC computational resources, educational programs, and staff expertise.

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Featured Projects

DXC


A national public resource enabling researchers to deposit, analyze, mine, share and interact with large brain image datasets.

DXC


Researchers can get access to a special-purpose Anton 2 supercomputer at PSC for long-timescale molecular dynamics simulations.

XSEDE Partner

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PSC is a leading partner in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).