News & Noteworthy: 2011 Press


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Collaborates with SGI on Shared-Memory Enhancements

PITTSBURGH, November 29, 2011— The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) acquired an SGI® UV1000 in July 2010 with help from an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Named Blacklight, this system has 32 terabytes of memory partitioned into two connected 16-terabyte shared-memory nodes, in effect, the two largest shared-memory systems in the world. With certain programming approaches, furthermore, such as message-passing and partitioned global address space (PGAS), researchers can access all 32 terabytes as a single memory space.

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Wins High-Performance Computing Award

PITTSBURGH, November 21, 2011— HPCwire, a leading electronic-news outlet for high-performance computing and communication (HPC), awarded a 2011 Reader’s Choice Award to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for Best Use of HPC in an Edge HPC application.

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Blacklight Goes to Work at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

The world’s largest shared-memory system, a resource of XSEDE, has rapidly proven itself as a productive tool in research across a range of fields.

PITTSBURGH, November 9, 2011Blacklight has rapidly proven its mettle in many scientific fields. This newest system of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), an SGI® Altix® UV1000, acquired in July 2010 with help from a $2.8 million award from the National Science Foundation, is a resource of XSEDE, the NSF cyberinfrastructure program, where it has opened new capability for U.S. scientists and engineers.

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XSEDE Holds First Quarterly Meeting at PSC

PITTSBURGH, September 1, 2011 — Hosted by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the first quarterly meeting of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), was held in Pittsburgh from August 30 to September 1.

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