Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

Advancing the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing,
communications and data analytics.


As a leading partner in XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), PSC extends its active role in the development of NSF’s cyberinfrastructure program, which began in 2001 with early partnership in the TeraGrid. PSC-scientific co-director, Ralph Roskies is a co-principal investigator of XSEDE and co-leads its Advanced User Support Services. Other PSC staff lead XSEDE efforts in Networking, Incident Response, Systems & Software Engineering, Outreach, Allocations Coordination, and Novel & Innovative Projects. This NSF OCI funded program provides U.S. academic researchers with support for and access to leadership-class computing infrastructure and research.

XSEDE replaces and expands the TeraGrid project that started more than a decade ago. More than 10,000 scientists used the TeraGrid to complete thousands of research projects, at no cost to the scientists.

Other partners include Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, University of Washington, University of Utah, LexisNexus, Microsoft, and NVIDIA.

The National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, develops new algorithms, performs original research, and conducts training workshops, in addition to fostering collaborative projects and providing access to supercomputing resources to the national biomedical research community.

In partnership with the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, the West Virginia Governor's Office of Technology, the Institute for Scientific Research, Duquesne University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Waynesburg College, PSC provides resources to the SuperComputing Science Consortium, a regional partnership to advance energy and environment technologies through the application of high performance computing and communications.

PSC also partners with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to offer free grants of supercomputing time to researchers in Pennsylvania. Please see the Allocations page for details.