Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Funding for New Tech

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, to build a new supercomputer.

The supercomputer, Bridges-2, will contain different types of state-of-the-art hardware and larger memory space for solving problems in engineering, biology and artificial intelligence, for example. It will also be more user-friendly for researchers who may not be well-versed in supercomputing.

“PSC is unique in combining the strengths of two world-class universities (CMU and Pitt) and a world-class medical center. Bridges-2 will amplify these strengths to fuel many new discoveries,” said Alan D. George, interim director of PSC and department chair of electrical and computer engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering.