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PSC and Compaq Team Up to Support CASP5
[2001.12.11]
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 proteins.

Pittsburgh System Marks a Watershed in Weather Prediction
[2001.12.04]
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 previous records.

PSC to Partner in Combustion Research
[2001.11.14]
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
[2001.10.29]
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
[2001.10.09]
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
[2001.10.01]
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
[2001.09.28]
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
[2001.09.26]
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
[2001.08.28]
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 http://www.paci.org/.

Terascale Processors Arrive at PSC
[2001.08.14]
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
[2001.08.13]
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 the interview.

Initial Terascale System Enters Production Mode at PSC
[2001.04.10]
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 tool.

Web100 Takes First Step Towards Improving Network Performance
[2001.03.19]
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 Pittsburgh GigaPoP
[2001.03.12]
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 traffic.

PSC Provides New Ways to See the Visible Human
[2001.02.27]
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 Expertise
[2001.02.08]
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
[2001.01.29]
The initial 256-processor configuration of the Terascale Computing System has passed acceptance tests with flying colors, say researchers and system engineers at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

PSC Receives $2.5 Million for Energy Research
[2001.01.16]
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will provide $2.5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to support energy research.




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