MEDIA ADVISORY: The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 20th Anniversary

June 7, 2006


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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 20th Anniversary


The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center — a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Westinghouse Electric Company — is one of the world’s leading centers in implementing high-performance computing technologies as productive tools for science and engineering research.


Friday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.


Mellon Institute Auditorium
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Leaders from industry, universities and government will observe and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and its move to new office space. Established in 1986, PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry, and is a leading partner in the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation’s cyberinfrastructure program.

The program, with brief remarks, will include:

  • Edward Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Kathie Olsen, Deputy Director, Chief Operating Officer, National Science Foundation. Dr. Olsen is a graduate of Pittsburgh’s Chatham College.
  • Aris Candris, Senior Vice-President, Nuclear Services, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Jared L. Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

An open house and reception will follow at PSC’s new office space (300 South Craig Street), where PSC staff will demonstrate research carried out at PSC, including work on PSC’s newest system, Big Ben, a 10-teraflop Cray XT3.