The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is an effort of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), and the Westinghouse Electric Company. The PSC was established in 1986, and is supported by private industry, Federal agencies, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The mission statements of the PSC are (directly from website):

  • Enable solutions to important problems in Science and Engineering by providing leading-edge computational resources to the national community

  • Advance computational science, computational techniques and the National Information Infrastructure

  • Educate researchers in high performance techniques and their utility

  • Assist the private sector in exploiting high performance computing for their competitive advantage
  • The PSC has partnerships with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), West Virginia University (WVU) and the West Virginia Governor's Office of Technology. Together, these institutions create the Supercomputing Science Consortium (SC)2. the PSC also partners with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to offer grants of free supercomputing time to researchers in Pennsylvania. PSC's contact information is:

    Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Phone: 412-268-4960
    FAX: 412-268-5832

    More information about the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center can be located at