PSC Helps Demonstrate International TelePresence

Live from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi: First International TelePresence Session via NLR

PITTSBURGH — On April 14, National LambdaRail (NLR) announced successful completion of the world's first international TelePresence session over research and education networks. NLR and ANKABUT, a science initiative of the United Arab Emirates, demonstrated the Cisco Systems technology with a live demonstration between PSC and the campus of Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi.

Network Engineer Recognized for Research

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Network Engineer Recognized for Research

PITTSBURGH, October 7, 2008 — Two organizations have recently recognized Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) senior network engineering specialist, Matt Mathis, for his network research.

In August, the Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), notified Mathis that he will receive their Test of Time Award. ACM SIGCOMM is the leading forum for professional discussion of data communications and computer networks. The award recognizes Mathis’s 1997 paper, co-authored with former PSC staff members Jamshid Mahdavi and Jeff Semke and with Teunis Ott (then at Bellcore, now at the New Jersey Institute of Technology), “The macroscopic behavior of the TCP congestion avoidance algorithm.”

PSC and Fibertech Open New PoP

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2008 — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Fibertech Networks today celebrated the opening of a PSC Point of Presence (PoP) in Fibertech's new collocation facility in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Center Mall.

A 30-minute program featured brief remarks from:

  • Wendy Huntoon, PSC Director of Networking;
  • Pat Dolan, Fibertech Director of Sales, Eastern Region;
  • Richard Fitzgerald, President, Allegheny County Council;
  • Tim Devlin, Program Director of Instructional Media Services, Allegheny Intermediate Unit; and
  • Cecelia Cagni, Senior Marketing Director, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.

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