Fall/Winter 2020 Edition

Oct. 9, 2020

This bi-annual issue of PSC Science Highlights features artificial intelligence-powered refinement of the colossal forces involved in the simulated collision of neutron stars; a mashup project that used PSC’s Bridges and the D.E. Shaw Research Anton 2 at PSC to understand how a naturally occurring molecule stabs microbes to death; a new type of computer modeling that tempers simulations in materials research with lab data; and PSC’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sept. 1, 2020

HuBMAP (the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) has released its inaugural data for use by the scientific community and the general public. Included in this release are detailed, 3D anatomical data and genetic sequences of healthy tissues from seven organ types, at the level of individual cells as well as many bulk tissue datasets. HuBMAP’s ultimate goal is to provide the framework required for scientists to create a 3D atlas of the human body. HuBMAP’s tools and maps are openly available for research to accelerate understanding of the relationships between cell and tissue organization and function, as well as human health. PSC is a leading member of the HuBMAP Integration, Visualization, and Engagement (HIVE) Collaboratory.

You can get more information about the HuBMAP data release here. Visitors can find the data here.

 

The National Science Foundation Awards $5 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to Build Neocortex, an AI Supercomputer that Will Introduce Revolutionary Technologies

June 9, 2020

A $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award will allow the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to deploy a unique high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) system. Neocortex will introduce fundamentally new hardware to greatly speed AI research. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will build the new supercomputer in partnership with Cerebras Systems and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

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A national public resource enabling researchers to deposit, analyze, mine, share and interact with large brain image datasets.

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Researchers can get access to a special-purpose Anton 2 supercomputer at PSC for long-timescale molecular dynamics simulations.

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PSC is a leading partner in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).