Pennsylvania House of Representatives Recognizes PSC's 20th Anniversary

PITTSBURGH, October 3, 2006 -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today adopted a resolution congratulating the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) on 20 years as a research organization that has advanced computational science and helped to boost the economy of the Commonwealth.

PHOTO: BeverlyClayton (l) and Joe

Beverly Clayton, PSC executive director, accepts congratulations on PSC's 20th anniversary
from Rep. Joe Markosek (D-25)

Rep. Joe Markosek (D-25), who represents Monroeville and surrounding areas, including the Westinghouse Energy Center where PSC houses its supercomputing systems, introduced the resolution in July. Thirty other western Pennsylvania representatives joined Markosek in sponsoring the resolution, which concludes, "RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives congratulate the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and affiliated organizations on the center's 20th anniversary."

Read full text of the resolution here.

"It's fitting that we recognize the achievement of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in advancing science and technology in Pennsylvania and in the country," said Markosek. "I'm proud to be a PSC supporter and proud that the Commonwealth has over the course of the past 20 years been able to sustain PSC with $30 million of support that has helped to leverage $380 million in support from federal agencies."

"We're pleased that the General Assembly recognizes our work," said PSC executive director Beverly Clayton, "and we look forward to continuing to play a leadership role in the Commonwealth and the nation in computational science, communications and informatics."

See also House Democratic News Release

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with Westinghouse Electric Company. 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.