Supercomputing Center connects to 8 colleges, universities

10 gigabits-per-second ethernet service creates high-capacity private connectivity

superThe Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a nonprofit collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh that offers advanced supercomputing infrastructure for solving large-scale, data-intensive problems in science and engineering, is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges and universities.

With this agreement, each of these schools can now gain access to advanced computing technologies, offsite data storage capabilities and other major research and education networks.

“The institutions we work with rely on us for three very important things: access to our state-of-the-art offsite data storage facility; use of our supercomputers for advanced mathematical computations, scientific modeling and large-scale data analysis; and high-speed, high-quality connectivity to the internet,” said Ken Goodwin, director of advanced networking at PSC.

(Next page: Details of the supercomputing agreement)

Laura Ascione