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Big Ben Delivers Short Bursts of Turbulence via TeraGrid
Using the TeraGrid backbone, University of Minnesota researchers demonstrate interactive capability for turbulence simulations on PSC’s Cray XT3.

TeraGrid Links with U.K. for Cross-Site Simulations
Transatlantic Federated Grid collaborative demonstrates benefit of “intergrid” computing and gains experience with co-scheduling at multiple sites.

PSC Scientist Nick Nystrom Discusses Big Ben, the TeraGrid and HPC in Science
In this exclusive interview, HPCwire discussed recent HPC activities at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center with Nick Nystrom, PSC’s director of strategic applications and a research physicist at Carnegie Mellon University.

PSC at SC05: Networking, TeraGrid, Biomed, Big Ben
At SC05 in Seattle, the international conference for high-performance computing, networking and storage, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will highlight scientific results achieved on Big Ben, its 10-teraflop Cray XT3. PSC’s networking group will demonstrate innovative new technologies they have developed.

Big Ben in Full Production, TeraGrid Grant Applications Accepted
As of October 1, 2005 users who received allocations of time at the 9/6-9/8/2005 Large Resource Allocation Committee and Medium Resource Allocation Committee meetings began to use those allocations.

National LambdaRail Appoints Gwendolyn Huntoon to Serve as Director of Operations
National LambdaRail, inc. (NLR), a major initiative of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies, has appointed Gwendolyn Huntoon as interim director of operations.

NSF Awards $52 Million for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The National Science Foundation has awarded $52 million over the next five yearsto support operations of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a leading partner in the TeraGrid, NSF’s program to provide national cyberinfrastructure for education and research.

$150 Million TeraGrid Award Heralds New Era for Scientific Computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a five-year, $150 million award to operate and enhance the Extensible Terascale Facility (ETF) — also called “TeraGrid.”

Pittsburgh Unveils Big Ben the Supercomputer
The newest, most advanced Cray Inc. system is up and running at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, where it will support research nationwide as part of the NSF TeraGrid.

PSC's Stiles Co-Authors New Findings on Neurons
PSC scientist Joel Stiles co-authored a paper in the current issue of SCIENCE reporting new findings about how neurotransmitters release in the synapses of the ciliary ganglion.

Introducing Big Ben: July 20, Stay Tuned
Leaders from industry, universities and government will celebrate the availability of Big Ben, the first shipped system of the new XT3 line from Cray Inc.

Improved Storm Forecast Capability Demonstrated
As it has during many storm seasons over the past decade, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) this spring collaborated with the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, to produce real-time numerical forecasts of storms.

Improved Message-Passing on LeMieux
PSC user support recently completed a major upgrade of the systems software on LeMieux, PSC's terascale system. A major enhancement is improved Elan libraries, which control intra-node communications, including MPI message-passing.

PSC Produces High-Resolution Forecasts for NOAA's Spring Program
As it has during many spring seasons over the past decade, PSC once again this spring collaborated with the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, to produce real-time forecasts of storms in the Great Plains region.

Pittsburgh students to participate in Megaconference Jr.
On Thursday, May 19, 2005, students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools will participate in the second annual Megaconference Jr., an online videoconference that facilitates communication between international students using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.

Water Research Among Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2004
The Dec. 17 issue of SCIENCE Magazine lists new research on the structure of water as #8 among the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2004.

XT3 Update: Ten Tflops Up & Running
All 22 cabinets of PSC’s Cray XT3 “Red Storm” — containing more than 2,000 AMD Opteron processors and representing nearly 10 teraflops of processing power — have been booted as a single system.


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