Carnegie Mellon University
March 25, 2020

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Resources Available for Urgent COVID-19 Research

High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium Empowers Researchers to Accelerate Understanding of COVID-19 Virus

By Ken Chiacchia

Ken Chiacchia
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • 412-268-5869
Vivian Benton
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • 412-268-4960

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint effort between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, has allotted computing time on its Bridges and Bridges-AI platforms for urgent COVID-19 computational research. These resources are available at no cost to scientists. 

PSC is part of the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, which encompasses computing capabilities from some of the most powerful and advanced computers in the world. By contributing to this combined effort, the PSC aims to empower researchers around the world to accelerate understanding of the COVID-19 virus and the development of treatments and vaccines that will help to address infections and limit spread of the virus.

Scientists wishing to obtain computing time on Bridges and other resources in XSEDE, the National Science Foundation cyberinfrastructure in which PSC is a leading member, can find more information at