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Supercomputing Center Of Pittsburgh Wins Awards For Poker Playing Machines

It talks about the supercomputers, and then they are more than what they sound like. They much bigger, more sophisticated than any PC or Mac and at the same time faster.

But even within that range, there are machines exist which are more ‘super’ than others. And this is the fact revealed in the event in Pittsburgh. In Denver at the SC17 supercomputing conference, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) won five awards for work from HPCwire, it is a magazine, which is globally recognized

One of those awards was for the use of supercomputer of PSC, “Bridges,” which ran AIS and defeated four poker players who are the best in the world at completion Heads-up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em.

The event made history and was a groundbreaking event,” say Nick Nystrom, the interim director of PSC.

He said, many supercomputers are a collection of smaller computers and functions in a similar ways, but a design process of PSC is more like assembling a group of subject-matter experts of different subjects under one roof.

Nystrom said “In supercomputer, you want each of the team members to be functioning high, the best people you can get. But at the same time, you want to excellent communication between them, so that, it has ensured that, they work together always and exchange information.

Some components are dedicated to raw computing power or to holding memory, while others have a big data and specialize in artificial intelligence. This approach of PSC has put them on the cutting edge on the technology of supercomputing.

In addition to being awarded for poker, PSC also received honors for simulations of flow of coolant in a nuclear reactor design; work on DNA sequences of large-scale assembly and for a number of other attributes.