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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:04 Read more...
 

$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.”

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:47 Read more...
 

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Lands $7.6-Million NSF Grant

Four-Year Project to Prototype the Data Exacell, a Next-Generation System for Integrated Data Storage and Analytics

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved a grant to Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to develop a prototype Data Exacell (DXC), a next-generation system for storing, handling and analyzing vast amounts of data. The $7.6-million, four-year grant will allow PSC to architect, build, test and refine DXC in collaboration with selected scientific research projects that face unique challenges in working with and analyzing “Big Data.”

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 13:17 Read more...
 
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