Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Offers Researchers Early Use of Bridges-2

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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has announced an opportunity for researchers to become early users of Bridges-2, the newest generation of PSC’s Bridges supercomputer computational research platform.

Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Bridges pioneered research that united high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and big data in familiar software and computing environments for both traditional and non-traditional users. Bridges-2 will integrate new technologies for high-performance computing, machine learning and data analysis in formats to maximize productivity and ease of use. The 30-day Bridges-2 Early User Program will allow researchers to optimize and fine-tune their research applications and explore the resources of Bridges-2.

Researchers in the program will be able to: 

  • Consult the Bridges-2 user guide 
  • Access advanced user support  
  • Access commonly used software packages and datasets 

PSC welcomes all interested researchers from computational disciplines, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data intensive applications, and non-traditional computational researchers.  Applicants must be researchers or educators at a U.S. academic or nonprofit institution, and a faculty member or postdoc must serve as the principal investigator.

Applications to the program are accepted through Oct. 30, 2020. There is no cost for the Early User Program.

Apply online and visit the Bridges-2 webpage for details and updates.