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NSF-funded Computer Program Receives $150,000 in Improvement Funding

Work of a computer program to improve predictions of the physical behavior of industrially important materials, designed with leadership from Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been awarded $150,000 through the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Characteristic Science Applications (CSA) program. The 21 computer applications awarded reflect the broad range of science domains and computational approaches — from […]

PSC, NCSA, NCAR in $7.5M NSF Project Allocating Access on NSF Supercomputers

April 22, 2022 — The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $7.5 million over five years to the Resource Allocations Marketplace and Platform Services (RAMPS) project, a next-generation system for awarding computing time in the NSF’s network of supercomputers. Led by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint program of Carnegie Mellon University and […]

PSC’s Neocortex HPC Upgrades to Cerebras CS-2 AI Systems

The Neocortex high-performance AI computer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been upgraded with two new Cerebras CS-2 systems powered by the second-generation wafer-scale engine (WSE-2) processor. PSC said the WSE-2 doubles the system’s cores and on-chip memory as well as offering a new execution mode designed for extreme-scale deep-learning tasks, including larger model […]

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Proclamations Celebrating 35 Years

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 […]

PSC’s HPE-Cerebras ‘Neocortex’ AI Supercomputer Starts Early User Access Program

March 29, 2021 — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has deployed Neocortex, an HPC system PSC said is designed to revolutionize scientific AI research.  Funded by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation last June, Neocortex utilizes new hardware with the goal of accelerating AI research. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie […]

HPC at TACC, PSC, Univ. of Chicago Supports Completion of 1st Multiscale COVID-19 Virus Model

The Texas Advanced Computing Center has announced completion of what it said is the first complete, multiscale model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a project that leveraged HPC resources at TACC, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of Chicago Research Computing Center (UCRCC). According to an article published late yesterday by TACC Technical Writer […]

MIT Researchers Develop Neural Networks for Computational Chemistry Using SDSC, PSC Supercomputers

Even though computational chemistry represents a challenging arena for machine learning, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have made it easier. Using Comet at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and Bridges at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, they succeeded in developing an artificial intelligence (AI) approach to detect electron correlation – the interaction between a system’s electrons – which is vital but expensive to calculate in quantum chemistry.

$1.5 M in State HPC Funding for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Collaborators

Jan. 21, 2021 – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has funded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and collaborators with $1.5 million in two separate awards. The state’s 2020-21 budget includes a line item for $500,000 to fund activities at PSC not covered by the organization’s research grants. The money will support PSC’s workforce development efforts and other […]

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Grant for Nerve Cell Research

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint research effort by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulates communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. Stephen Meriney, professor of neuroscience in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, […]

$750,000 Grant to Research of Nerve-Muscle Communication at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pitt

A $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulated communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. The project has immediate applications in treating a type of neurological disease called Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). It also offers fundamental insights into how nerve cells communicate with muscle cells in health […]