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Jason Sommerfield Appointed Director of PSC’s Facilities Technology Group

April 6, 2018

Jason Sommerfield has been appointed director of PSC’s Facilities Technology Group, succeeding J. Ray Scott. In his new position, Sommerfield will be responsible for leading the deployment and operation of high-impact resources for computation and data analytics serving national communities.

Levine, Roskies Day in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day Proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Parallel State Proclamations Also Recognize PSC Founders' Legacy of Service and Discovery

Feb. 16, 2018

By proclamation of the mayor and the county executive, today is Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald recognized the now-retired scientific directors of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for their service to the city’s and county’s technical base and scientific progress over 30 years.

On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, respectively, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives voted on proclamations similarly recognizing the pair.

"Superhuman" Poker AI Paper in Science

CMU Group Describes "Superhuman" Poker AI in Science

Libratus Used PSC's Bridges to Formulate Its Strategy in Contest with Best Human Players

Dec. 18, 2017

In a paper published online yesterday by the journal Science, Tuomas Sandholm, CMU professor of computer science, and Noam Brown, a PhD student in the Computer Science Department, detail how their AI achieved superhuman performance at Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker. "Libratus" beat four of the world's best human players by breaking the game into computationally manageable parts and, based on its opponents' game play, fixing potential weaknesses in its strategy during the competition. Libratus used PSC's Bridges system to play and to formulate its strategy.

Earlier this month, another paper by Sandholm and Brown about Libratus took one of three best paper awards at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017) conference in Long Beach, Calif.

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CMU, PSC, Pitt Building Brain Data Repository

CMU, PSC and Pitt to Build Brain Data Repository

$5M Grant from the National Institutes of Health Will Help Promote Open Data in Neuroscience

Dec. 7, 2017

Researchers with Carnegie Mellon’s Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC), the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biological Imaging (CBI) will help to usher in an era of open data research in neuroscience by building a confocal fluorescence microscopy data repository. The data archive will give researchers easy, searchable access to petabytes of existing data.

PSC-Led Flu Vaccine Research Wins International Award

PSC-Led Flu Vaccine Research Wins International Supercomputing Award

Nov. 14, 2017

Research on the best strategies for offering flu vaccinations to the public at PSC, the University of Pittsburgh and Soongsil University in the Republic of Korea has won a 2017 Innovation Excellence Award from the Hyperion Research User Forum Steering Committee. Hyperion Research, the world’s most respected high-performance-computing (HPC) industry analyst group for more than 25 years, presented the award at the SC17 supercomputing conference in Denver, Colo.

PSC Wins Record Five HPCwire Awards

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PSC Wins a Record Five HPCwire Readers’, Editors’ Choice Awards

Annual Awards Recognize Leaders in the Global High-Performance-Computing Community

Nov. 13, 2017

PSC has been recognized with a best-year-ever five HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the 2017 International Conference for High-Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17), in Denver, Colorado. HPCwire, the leading trade publication in the supercomputing community, announced the list of winners at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at www.HPCwire.com.

PSC to Host WVU Cluster

PSC to Host WVU Cluster

Oct. 10, 2017

A three-year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $1 million will let West Virginia University (WVU) develop its next-generation high-performance computing cluster to advance research in an array of fields, from drug delivery to genomics and astrophysics.

Nystrom Named Interim Director, PSC

Nick Nystrom Appointed Interim Director of PSC

July 27, 2017

Nick Nystrom, senior director of research at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), has been appointed interim director of the center. Nystrom succeeds Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, who have been co-directors of PSC since its founding in 1985.

During the interim period, Nystrom will oversee PSC’s state-of-the-art research into high-performance computing, data analytics, science and communications, working closely with Levine and Roskies to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

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