Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center http://wesa.fm en Area Researchers Get Major Boost in Internet Connectivity Speed http://wesa.fm/post/area-researchers-get-major-boost-internet-connectivity-speed <p>Pittsburgh area researchers are getting a major boost in their ability to share datasets, thanks to the work of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.</p><p>The Center is a collaboration of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Westinghouse Energy Center, and provides Internet connectivity to many universities and research centers in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia through the Three Rivers Optical Exchange Internet2 system.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Liz Reid 20824 at http://wesa.fm Computing Company Lands $7.6 Million Grant http://wesa.fm/post/computing-company-lands-76-million-grant <p>A local computing, communications and data-handling company has landed a 4-year $7.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system capable of storing and computing enormous amounts of data.</p><p>Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University project, is using the funding to develop a Data Exacell (DXC) prototype.</p><p>DXC will update the center’s current “Big Data” handling system called Data Supercell, which is able to hold about 4.2 million gigabytes of information.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:14:08 +0000 Michael Lynch 18611 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Teams Up To Quash Malaria http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-supercomputing-center-teams-quash-malaria <p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 600,000 people die of malaria every year around the world.</p><p>In order to help combat that, a local supercomputing center is partnering with the University of Notre Dame and James Cook University in Australia.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Nick Jovonovich 8829 at http://wesa.fm