Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Proclamations Celebrating 35 Years

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Oct. 7, 2021 – Local, state and federal officials have recognized the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s (PSC’s) 35-year anniversary. US Congressman Mike Doyle; Governor Tom Wolf; PA State Senators Pat Stefano and John Sabatina; PA State Representatives Donna Oberlander, Austin Davis, and Brandon Markosek; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; and Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto have all signed declarations recognizing PSC’s contributions to the city, commonwealth and country.

PSC Director Shawn Brown had the opportunity to meet with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto to discuss PSC’s role in Pittsburgh and the region, its impact on the research community, and its bright future enabling groundbreaking discoveries.

The National Science Board approved funding for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on January 17, 1986. The first computer, a CRAY X-MP/48, was dedicated on June 9 of that year.

Beyond its leadership as a center for advanced research computing, and its reputation for sitting at the forefront of innovation and education, PSC has been recognized for its involvement in the National COVID-19 HPC Consortium. Last year, the center offered its computing and staff resources to support scientists studying COVID-19 at no cost. Beyond COVID research, the great majority of PSC’s computing resources are supplied to investigators pursuing open research across the country without charge, thanks to federal and other funding.

“PSC is grateful to these leaders from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for their support as we celebrate an exciting milestone,” said PSC Director Shawn Brown. “After 35 years supporting cutting-edge research, we are looking toward the future and how our platforms and staff can continue to enable discoveries that benefit our society.”

Read more about the 35th anniversary on PSC’s website.