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H1N1 Modeling Shows Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics

H1N1 Modeling Shows Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics

PITTSBURGH, PA., January 19, 2010 - Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, according to results from computational modeling using TeraGrid resources at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). The findings, reported in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, derive from a series of computer simulations based on several data sources, including U.S. census data, and indicate that schools may need to be closed for at least eight weeks in order to significantly decrease the spread of infection.

H1N1 Modeling at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives "Top Supercomputing Achievement" Award

H1N1 Modeling at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives "Top Supercomputing Achievement" Award

 

The 2009 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards recognize accomplishment within the global community of computational science

PORTLAND, OR., November 16, 2009 - The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received the 2009 HPCwire Reader's Choice Award for Top Supercomputing Achievement. The award recognized PSC's work as part of the National Institutes of Health's Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) project, which supports research to simulate disease spread and evaluate intervention strategies.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Introduces SAFE-Net

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Introduces SAFE-Net

SAFE-Net, a program of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, raises awareness about safe practices in use of the Internet

PITTSBURGH, PA., November 10, 2009 - Do internet passwords protect personal information from unwanted intrusion? How can you be sure if someone on-line is who they say they are? Does anti-virus software really protect your hard-drive?

PSC on TV: PSC Scientist Demonstrates Model of H1N1 Outbreak in Pittsburgh

PSC on TV: PSC Scientist Demonstrates Model of H1N1 Outbreak in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA., October 8, 2009 - WTAE-TV journalist Michelle Wright interviewed PSC scientist Shawn Brown about his modeling of the spread of the H1N1 virus in Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh and surrounding communities in the metropolitian area, and Brown demonstrated the model on camera for viewers. The segment, part of WTAE's weeklong special coverage of H1N1, aired on WTAE's evening news.

Social Security Number Vulnerability Findings Relied on Supercomputing

Social Security Number Vulnerability Findings Relied on Supercomputing

Access to a large-scale parallel system at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center made it possible to overcome difficulties and greatly accelerated time to solution.

PITTSBURGH, PA., July 8, 2009 - Information available on the Internet can in certain cases be used to predict individual social-security numbers, posing a risk of identity theft that policy-makers and individuals should address.

PSC on TV: Co-Director Ralph Roskies Talks About TeraGrid & Regional Economic Development

PSC on TV: Co-Director Ralph Roskies Talks About TeraGrid & Regional Economic Development

PITTSBURGH, PA., May 17, 2009 - PSC Scientific Co-Director Ralph Roskies discussed TeraGrid's impact on science and PSC's contribution to the regional economy with TV journalist Bill Flanagan. The interview aired May 17 as a segment of "Our Region's Business" on WPXI-TV.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Joins Forces With Darkstrand To Advance Innovation And Collaboration

PITTSBURGH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER JOINS FORCES WITH DARKSTRAND TO ADVANCE INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

Leading Supercomputing Center Joins Darkstrand Network to Bring Greater Bandwidth and Research Brainshare to U.S. Companies

CHICAGO, IL., May 14, 2009 - Darkstrand, a pioneer in corporate high-speed connectivity bridging research and commercialization, today announced a collaborative agreement with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Debuts Dynamic Science Teaching Tool

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Debuts Dynamic Science Teaching Tool

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2009 - High school and undergraduate students now have a ringside seat to watch atoms and molecules in super-slow motion and vivid color, as they jostle and bump each other within the cozy environs of a human cell or a beaker on a lab bench. In "Big Numbers in Small Spaces: Simulating Atoms, Molecules and Brownian Motion," students are invited to consider how many molecules are in a single drop of water, or a single cell, and then to fly in and find out.

Live from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi: Fist International TelePresence Session via NLR

Live from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi: First International TelePresence Session via NLR

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2009 - On April 14, National LambdaRail (NLR) announced successful completion of the world's first international TelePresence session over research and education networks. NLR and ANKABUT, a science initiative of the United Arab Emirates, demonstrated the Cisco Systems technology with a live demonstration between PSC and the campus of Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi.

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