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PSC and Compaq Team Up to Support CASP5
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Compaq
Computer Corporation are collaborating to provide
large-scale computational resources in support of CASP5, an
important process by which the international community of
molecular and structural biologists assesses its ability to
accurately predict the three-dimensional structure of
Pittsburgh System Marks a Watershed in Weather Prediction
A watershed has been crossed in the relationship between
weather prediction and computers. In tests on the Terascale
Computing System (TCS) at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
(PSC), two computational models used to predict weather have
sustained the best performance yet recorded, doubling
PSC to Partner in Combustion Research
Scientists at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) are
collaborating with other university researchers to improve
software technology for simulating the complex physics and
chemistry involved in combustion.
Terascale Ribbon-Cutting: LeMieux is Off and Running
On Oct. 29, PSC scientific directors Mike Levine and Ralph
Roskies showed the fine points of ribbon-cutting to PSC
friends from Pitt, CMU, Westinghouse, Compaq, the National
Science Foundation and the U.S. Congress.
PSC to Partner in Quantum Molecular Dynamics and Tele-Immersion
Through the NSF's Information Technology Research (ITR)
program, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) will
participate in two major, multi-institutional collaborations.
Terascale Computing System Installed at PSC
The Terascale Computing System (TCS), the most powerful
system in the world committed to unclassified research, is
installed on schedule.
PSC Engineer to Lead National Network Project
Gwendolyn Huntoon, assistant director of the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center, has agreed to serve as the first
executive director of The Quilt, an effort of many U.S.
regional networking organizations to promote and extend
research network services.
DOE Funds Research to Boost Network Performance
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.5 million to
the Net100 Project, a multi-institutional collaboration to
improve end-to-end performance on high-speed networks.
New PACI Website Launched
Scientists who use, or would like to use, the computational
resources provided through the National Science Foundation's
Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure
(PACI) program can now find all the information they need at
Terascale Processors Arrive at PSC
The first high-performance processors of the Pittsburgh
Supercomputing Center's new Terascale Computing System have
arrived at the PSC machine room at Westinghouse Energy
Center in Monroeville, Pa.
PSC Directors Talk About Terascale System
The Terascale Computing System at Pittsburgh Supercomputing
Center has officially begun serving scientists and engineers
nationwide. HPCwire interviewed PSC Scientific Directors
Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies about the characteristics
and capabilities of the TCS. The following is the text of
Initial Terascale System Enters Production Mode at PSC
As of April 1, the initial 256-processor configuration of
the Terascale Computing System officially began serving
scientists and engineers nationwide as a production research
Web100 Takes First Step Towards Improving Network Performance
The Web100 Project has distributed the initial version of
software that aims to bring data-transmission rates of 100
megabits per second to users of high-speed networks.
Shadow Service and Faster Lanes Unjam Traffic at the
September at university campuses means new students and a
new year meeting the challenges of higher education. In
recent years, it has also meant big jumps in Internet
PSC Provides New Ways to See the Visible Human
A feature science article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Feb. 26, 2001, by science editor Byron Spice highlights
PSC's work in the Visible Human project.
Super Bowl Replay Technology Draws on CMU and PSC
This year's Super Bowl broadcast introduced an instant
replay technology, called Eye Vision, that allowed viewers
to see a play as if time is frozen while a camera circles
around the action.
Phase One of the PSC Terascale System is Operational
The initial 256-processor configuration of the Terascale
Computing System has passed acceptance tests with flying
colors, say researchers and system engineers at Pittsburgh
PSC Receives $2.5 Million for Energy Research
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will
provide $2.5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
to support energy research.
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