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PSC Projects Take Two HPCwire Supercomputing Awards

PSC Projects Take Two HPCwire Supercomputing Awards

Nov. 18, 2014

PSC received two HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14) in New Orleans.

PSC to Provide Resources for Pitt Biomedical Big Data Project

PSC to Provide HPC Resources, Expertise to University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Big Data Project

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of available data and to make data science a more prominent component of biomedical research. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will provide HPC resources and expertise to support the effort.

 

AICUP Schools Select 3ROX, PSC for Internet Access, Computing, Storage

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AICUP Schools Select 3ROX, PSC for Internet Access, Computing, Storage

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

A group of eight western Pennsylvania Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) member-institutions have selected the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX) as their commodity Internet provider and regional network administrator and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for computing and storage resources. This new relationship will provide improved Internet access to these AICUP member institutions as well as access to a host of high performance computing resources through PSC.

Lt. Governor Cawley to Speak at PSC on State’s Future as Technological Hub

Lt. Governor Cawley to Speak at PSC on State’s Future as Technological Hub

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Tomorrow Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will visit the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). Cawley will speak on the state’s future as a technological hub and PSC’s role in bolstering state and regional high performance computing capabilities; high-speed electronic networking; and science, technology, engineering and math education from the high school to graduate study levels.

PSC to Expand Data Supercell Using Supermicro 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 SuperStorage Platforms

PSC to Expand Data Supercell Using Supermicro 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 SuperStorage Platforms

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Super Micro Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) are pleased to announce delivery of the first Supermicro® 12-gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) SAS 3.0 SuperStorage platforms, for use in PSC’s Data Supercell archival system. Installation of these advanced-technology disk shelves marks the beginning of a new generation of high-throughput storage infrastructure. The SAS 3.0 technology will allow PSC to expand the volume of data stored in the petabyte-scale Data Supercell while maintaining speed of access for Big Data scientific users.

PSC Students Present at Duquesne Undergraduate Research Symposium

PSC Students Present at Duquesne Undergraduate Research Symposium

A summer's worth of work for undergraduate researchers will culminate in the 17th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium of Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences on Friday, July 25. 

http://www.duq.edu/news/massive-undergraduate-summer-research-symposium-coming-to-duquesne

2015 Pennsylvania State Budget includes $500,000 for PSC

 

2015 Pennsylvania State Budget Includes $500,000 for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center  

Monday, July 14, 2014
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania budget for fiscal year 2015 includes $500,000 for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).
 
“We are, of course, pleased and honored that the state has once again found PSC to be worthy of funding in this fiscally challenging year,” says Ralph Roskies, scientific director for PSC. “We’re grateful to the members of the General Assembly, the Allegheny County delegation and especially the critical bipartisan support of Senators Randy Vulakovich and Jay Costa and Representatives Mark Mustio and Joe Markosek.”

PSC directors discuss supercomputing in Post-Gazette op/ed

PSC directors discuss role of supercomputing in Post-Gazette op/ed

Monday, June 23, 2014

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's scientific directors, have written an op/ed piece that appeared in yesterday's Sunday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read the editorial, which charts out the role played by supercomputing centers in delivering important discoveries and local benefits that other computing resources cannot, here.

PSC Recognizes Students for Computation in Science Projects

PSC Recognizes Fox Chapel Students for Computation in Science Projects

Projects Use Latest Technology to Help Disabled, Visually Impaired People

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Science projects by two students from Fox Chapel Area Senior High School, Pittsburgh, have earned special recognition from Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for excellence in computer programming.

Sonia Appasamy designed a computerized tool that helps people with visual impairment by automatically converting a camera feed or a photographic image to a simplified, more cartoon-like image with sharper boundaries and contrasts. Suvir Mirchandani created a web browsing system that scans eye movement and brain waves to allow people who do not have use of their arms to surf the Internet.

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