Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Four HPCwire Awards
Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received top national honors in four categories of the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire, the trade publication for the high performance computing (HPC) community, announced the winners at the start of the opening reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado.
$178,000 Grant for Tool to Spot Network Glitches
Web10G Project Will Create User-Friendly “Dashboard” for Identifying, Fixing Data Slowdowns
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
The Web10G Project has received a one-year, $178,000 Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) supplemental award from the National Science Foundation to develop a “dashboard” that will allow users of computer networks to identify when and where a networking problem is slowing or blocking their access. Web10G, funded by an earlier, three-year SDCI grant, is a collaboration between Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
“We’ve found that a lot of network users either have unrealistically high expectations or unrealistically low expectations for network performance,” says Chris Rapier, PSC network applications engineer. “Web10G has produced 127 different instruments that report on what’s going on with the network connection, ways in which it might be failing and ways in which it might be improved. With the supplemental grant, we’re going to automate that process to let users know what’s reasonable and then help them work with their network operations teams to actually get the performance they need.”