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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 […]

$125M in NIH Grants to Study Cellular Aging to Be Coordinated by PSC and Other Pittsburgh Institutions

Oct. 20, 2021 — National Institute of Health grants totaling approximately $125 million over five years to 16 U.S. institutions will fund research to explore the human body at the molecular level, studying how cells and tissues age and the role cellular aging plays in health and disease. Coordinated by scientists in Pittsburgh, the Cellular […]

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 […]

HPC vs. HIV-1: Stampede2, Bridges and Darwin Uncover Nucleotide Infection Process

By Jorge Salazar, Science Writer, Texas Advanced Computing Center Viruses lurk in the grey area between the living and the nonliving, according to scientists. Like living things, they replicate but they don’t do it on their own. The HIV-1 virus, like all viruses, needs to hijack a host cell through infection in order to make copies […]

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 […]

PSC’s Big Data and AI Supercomputer Replaced by New Bridges-2 Platform

February 15, 2021 — From the vastness of neutron-star collisions to the raw power of incoming tsunamis to the tiny, life-and-death details of how COVID-19 progresses, the Bridges platform at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has seen it all. Now Bridges has taken its final bow, ceding the title of PSC’s flagship high-performance computing (HPC) […]

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.