Blacklight, the World's Largest Coherent Shared-Memory Computing System, is Up and Running at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
PITTSBURGH, PA., October 11, 2010 - Researchers are making productive use of Blacklight. This new system, which the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) acquired in July (aided by a $2.8M award from the National Science Foundation) features SGI's (NASDAQ:SGI) newest scalable, shared-memory computing platform and associated disks. Called Blacklight, the SGIÂ® AltixÂ® UV1000 system's extremely large, coherent shared-memory opens new computational capability for U.S. scientists and engineers.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives $980,000 Software Development Award
PITTSBURGH, PA., September 9, 2010 - The Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), the advanced network research group at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has received a $980,000 Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, from NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure, is for a three-year project called "Web10Gig" that will develop network software to enable ordinary users to effectively use advanced networks.