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PSC Developing Networking Tool to Speed Big Data Transfers

DANCES will create virtual "HOV lane" for larger scientific users in Internet2

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A new, $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable engineers at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), the National Institute for Computational Sciences, the Pennsylvania State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to create a new tool for high-volume scientific users to achieve faster data transfers over Internet2.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:02

Data Supercell Maintenance

The Data Supercell will be down for scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 23 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern time.  Note that when the Data Supercell is down, the PSC gridftp servers are also down.  

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 12:59

PSC Projects Make Top Supercomputing Discovery List

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Two public health projects at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center have made HPCwire’s list of “The Top Supercomputing-Led Discoveries of 2013.” The HERMES project is analyzing vaccine supply chains in lower-income countries to identify and repair under-appreciated choke points. The VecNet Cyberinfrastructure project has created a prototype computational system to support a global malaria eradication effort.

HPCwire, the major trade publication of the high-performance computing industry, named the two PSC projects among 30 supercomputing discoveries chosen from their news archives. According to the publication, these discoveries are “set to change the world in 2014 and beyond …” The full article can be read at .

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:25

Call for Projects: XSEDE Student Engagement Program

The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking projects for undergraduate and graduate students to work on during a 10-week immersion experience for this summer. Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community. In exchange, students are provided travel support for project orientation and to attend the XSEDE'14 conference in Atlanta, GA in July, and a small stipend.

Specifics on program:

Projects for 2014 can address a wide variety of computational needs. Many of the projects allow students to work remotely (from their home or home institution), although some require the student to be onsite at their supervisor's institution. All projects will have well-defined work plans, established collaboratively with the project supervisors at an orientation meeting to be held in late May/early June. Students are expected to participate in surveys and other evaluation activities, to help XSEDE track the effectiveness and impact of the program. Available projects will be listed on the XSEDE 2014 Student Engagement Projects website and applications will be accepted beginning in January.

How to submit:

To apply, complete the form online at, providing a description of the project and the skills you believe the student should have to be able to succeed. Also let us know if your project, organization or institution will be able to provide any additional support for the student – housing, help with travel, etc.


Friday, Jan. 3, 2013, 3 p.m. EST: Project recruiting completed


Jan. 3, 2014: Student application submissions begin

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:44

Region’s First 100-Gigabit-per-Second Network Opens in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Brings New Technology to Regional Users

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has upgraded the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX) Internet2 connection to 100 gigabits per second (GE, or gigabit Ethernet). The new connection puts 3ROX at the leading edge of academically based networks, offering users speeds 10 times those of the highest-bandwidth academic and industrial connections in the region. The new connection is about 5,000 times faster than typical home broadband Internet.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 10:12
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