Chronicling/An ongoing series highlighting University of Pittsburgh history

Issue Date: 
September 17, 2007


September 2005—The National Science Foundation awards $52 million to fund operations of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a partner in the TeraGrid, the foundation’s program to provide a national cyberinfrastructure for education and research. The award provides funding through the year 2010 to PSC, a joint effort of Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University together with the Westinghouse Electric Company.

Within the TeraGrid organization, PSC has leadership responsibility for user services and cybersecurity as well as in capability computing, the ability to tackle the most demanding computational problems. PSC also leads the TeraGrid security working group (which guides TeraGrid security policy) and is strong nationally in networking and biomedical research.