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PSC Symposium Launches “Sherlock”

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Symposium Launches “Sherlock”

Will Discover Relationships in Complex Masses of Data

On February 1, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) will host an event and symposium to launch its newest supercomputer, Sherlock. A uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData, Sherlock is designed to discover unknown relationships or patterns hidden in extremely large and complex bodies of information.

Attendees may register for the event at: https://www.psc.edu/index.php/events/sherlocklaunch.

Shawn Brown to Direct New Public Health Group at PSC

Shawn Brown to Direct New Public Health Group at PSC

Shawn T. Brown, PhD, has joined the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as Director of Public Health Applications. In this role, he will lead a new group at the PSC whose research addresses the problems of predicting disease spread via large-scale agent-based modeling, vaccine supply chain logistics in developing countries, and public health decision-making support via high performance computational modeling. This position is a unique one for a high-performance computing facility such as PSC, and is part of a general trend to use supercomputing to address "big data" problems in the life and public health sciences.

Ken Chiacchia Joins PSC as Science Writer

Ken Chiacchia Joins PSC as Science Writer

Kenneth B. Chiacchia, PhD, has joined Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as Senior Science Writer. Ken replaces Michael Schneider, who retired in November 2012 after 25 years at PSC.

PSC Joins Pitt and Carnegie Mellon with Improved Multi-scale Modeling of Biological Systems Effort

PSC Joins Pitt and Carnegie Mellon to Launch New Effort to Improve Multi-scale Modeling of Biological Systems

NIH Awards $9.3 Million to Establish Biomedical Technology Research Center 

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2012 – The University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineCarnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have been awarded a five-year, $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Biomedical Technology Research Center (BTRC) that will develop computational tools for modeling and simulating biological systems from the tissue level down to the molecular level.
 
By filling in the missing pieces between modeling efforts at disparate scales of structural biology, cell modeling and large-scale image analysis, this new collaborative initiative seeks to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control neurotransmission and signaling events, which in turn could lead to the development of novel treatments for nervous system disorders.

PSC Presents Sherlock, a YarcData uRiKa System for Big Data Analytics

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Presents Sherlock, a YarcData uRiKa System for Unlocking the Secrets of Big Data

PITTSBURGH, November 7, 2012 The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and YarcData, a Cray (Nasdaq: Cray) company, today announced the deployment of “Sherlock,” a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData for efficiently discovering unknown relationships or patterns “hidden” in extremely large and complex bodies of information. Funded through the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) program of the National Science Foundation, Sherlock features innovative hardware and software, as well as PSC-specific enhancements, designed to extend the range of applicability to scales not otherwise feasible.

Illinois Researchers Use PSC's Blacklight to Study Computer Trading on Wall Street

Using Supercomputers to Regulate How Supercomputers Buy and Sell Stocks

With access to supercomputing through the National Science Foundation, researchers are beginning to understand how ultra-fast computer trading is changing Wall Street.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, October 4, 2012 — The increasing role of computers in Wall Street trading has gathered wide attention, including a September hearing before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment. At that hearing, testimony cited a study — referring to it as “ground-breaking” — that a team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported as “the first paper to explore the impact of high-frequency trading in a nanosecond environment.”

Data Supercell at PSC

Data Supercell at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

A patent is pending for PSC’s innovative disk-based data-storage system.


PITTSBURGH, August 21, 2012 — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has developed and deployed a cost-effective, disk-based file repository and data-management system called the Data Supercell. This innovative technology, developed by a PSC team of scientists, provides major advantages over traditional tape-based archiving for large-scale datasets.

Biomolecular Research Program Extended at PSC

Biomolecular Research Program Extended at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Results to date include new insights into protein structure and function

 

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2012 — The National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) just completed soliciting proposals for another round of research with Anton, a special-purpose supercomputer designed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) that has enabled researchers to achieve exceptional results in the simulation of biomolecules.

PSC's MARC Program Builds Bioinformatics Expertise at Minority Universities

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s MARC Program Builds Bioinformatics Expertise at Minority Universities


For more than 10 years PSC’s Minority Access to Research Careers program has addressed a disparity identified in 2011 as an NIH priority.  

PITTSBURGH, July 5, 2012 — A training program of the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has taken a unique pro-active role toward filling the gap in scientific training at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Since 2001, with funding from NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, PSC’s MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) program has evolved from providing individual training in what was at first a newly emerging discipline, bioinformatics, to a focus on the development of curricula and research programs at partner universities.

PSC Media Contacts

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Kenneth Chiacchia
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
chiacchi@psc.edu
412-268-5869

Vivian Benton
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
benton@psc.edu
412.268.4960

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Shandra Williams
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
shandraw@psc.edu
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