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PSC and Fibertech Open New PoP

 

PSC and Fibertech Open New PoP

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2008 - The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Fibertech Networks today celebrated the opening of a PSC Point of Presence (PoP) in Fibertech's new collocation facility in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Takes Delivery of SGI Shared Memory Systems

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Takes Delivery of SGI Shared Memory Systems

PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2008 - On schedule with plans announced in January, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has taken delivery and begun testing two new SGI Altix® 4700 systems. One, named "Pople" for Nobel-Prize-winning chemist John Pople, will be integrated into the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation program of comprehensive cyberinfrastructure, substantially increasing the "shared memory" capability available through NSF for U.S. science and engineering research.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Contracts for SGI Shared Memory Systems

 

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Contracts for SGI Shared Memory Systems

PITTSBURGH, January 16, 2008 - The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has contracted with SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) to acquire two SGI® Altix® 4700 systems. One of the new systems (768 processors, 1.5 terabytes of memory, 5.0 teraflops peak performance) will be integrated into the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation program of comprehensive cyberinfrastructure, substantially increasing the "shared memory" capability available through NSF for U.S. science and engineering research.

Buckyball Bowling with BigBen and Wiimo in Reno

 

Buckyball Bowling with BigBen and Wiimo in Reno

PSC scientists adapt the Wii remote controller to steered molecular dynamics.

PITTSBURGH, December 4, 2007 - At Supercomputing '07 in Reno, Nevada, Nov. 10-16, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) attracted attention at its booth with an innovative hybrid of game technology and supercomputing. PSC scientists Shawn T. Brown and Philip Blood along with student intern Jordan Soyke adapted the Wii motion-sensing controller (the WiiMote) from the Wii (pronounced "we"), Nintendo's popular game product, as a controller for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations running on BigBen, PSC's 4,000 processor, 21-teraflop Cray XT3 supercomputing system.

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