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PSC Regional Partner Becomes National Laboratory
On December 10, U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson designated the Federal Energy Technology Center, a research center with joint laboratories in Morgantown, W.V. and Pittsburgh, as the U.S. Department of Energy's 15th national laboratory, renaming it the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

PSC to Exhibit at 4th Annual Intergovernmental Technology Conference
PSC will exhibit at the 4th Annual East Coast Intergovernmental Technology Conference, which will be held December 7-8, 1999 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA. ITC East is one of the top information technology conferences for local and state government leaders in the mid-Atlantic region.

Planetary Terascale Project Wins SC99 High-Performance Computing Award
At the HPC Games, held Nov. 17 at SC99 in Portland, Oregon, an intercontinental team consisting of computational scientists, networking and systems specialists in Stuttgart (Germany), Manchester (UK), Pittsburgh (USA) and Tsukuba (Japan) won top prize for the most challenging scientific application.

PA & WV Form High-Tech Regional Partnership
Officials from Pennsylvania and West Virginia today signed a memorandum establishing a new regional partnership, the Super Computing Science Consortium, or (SC)2.

Getting a Thumb-Lock on AIDS
A scientist at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, in collaboration with a team of HIV researchers, simulated the structure and movement of reverse transcriptase (RT), an HIV enzyme targeted by AIDS drugs.

Protein Research at PSC is Finalist for Science Award
Research at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on how a newborn protein changes into its mature shape is a finalist for the 1999 Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Science.

New Research Network Collaborates with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The National Center for Network Engineering (NCNE), a resource group of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), will provide engineering services for Abilene, a new national research network.

Gray Matters
PSC is collaborating with the Studio for Creative Inquiry, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition on "Gray Matters," an interactive planetarium show that will show how the brain works.

DOE Renews Collaboration with Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has renewed its research collaboration with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, officials announced last week.

DOE Extends Contract with PSC
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will provide $2.5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), extending the PSC's contract through the end of the current federal fiscal year, PSC Scientific Directors Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies announced today (Jan. 29).


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