Our History

Cool Timeline

1960
Jan 01

1960

PSSC Labs founder Larry Lesser enters high performance computing arena armed with three Engineering degrees from Boston University and Columbia University. Mr. Lesser plays critical role in Boeing's prestigious Missile to the Moon program, focusing on software development.

1984
Jan 01

1984

Mr. Lesser, in conjunction with other industry experts and Caltech's High Energy Lab, starts company developing early message passing software language. Language runs on state of the art computers including Intel's Paragon, multi-headed Cray supercomputers, nCube, transputer systems and various other MPP supercomputers.

1992
Jan 01

1992

PSSC Labs incorporated in the state of California. PSSC Labs' mission is to bring a superior level of service and support to a commodity based industry. PSSC Labs offers an alternative to the traditional computer company by focusing on problem solving using open source software and commodity hardware.

1998
Jan 01

1998

PSSC Labs launches PowerWulf Cluster line of supercomputers. It is the world's first commodity based supercomputer offering alternative to traditional closed platform, expensive systems. First PowerWulf Cluster delivery to University of California, Irvine; considered fastest computer in Orange County, California.

2001
Jan 01

2001

PSSC Labs completes development of "CBeST", the Complete Beowulf Cluster Toolkit used to manage, monitor, maintain and upgade PowerWulf Clusters. Deliveries of PowerWulf Cluster to major institutions including Harvard, MIT, US Department of Defense & NASA. PSSC Labs nears milestone 100th PowerWulf Cluster delivery.

2003
Jan 01

2003

PSSC Labs develops RaidStation Storage Solutions (RSS) to work in conjunction with their supercomputers, workstations and servers. RSS offers storage capacity at a fraction of the cost of other vendors and can be connected via network or direct attached fiber.

2004
Jan 01

2004

The company delivers 300th PowerWulf Cluster to the US Army's Redstone Arsenal facility. This 1000+ Processor Core supercomputer is vital to Javelin weapons system program. Other notable deliveries include large PowerWulf Clusters for NASA (used to study Columbia Space Shuttle crash), Northrop Grumman Space Program and Harvard Medical School.

2007
Jan 01

2007

PSSC Labs continues to grow and provide supercomputers, storage systems, workstations and servers to several industry vertical markets. PowerWulf Clusters can now be found almost every major US research university. Company adds key industry veterans and celebrates 3rd year in wholly owned manufacturing and development facility.

2008
Jan 01

2008

Roche Diagnostics Organization awards PSSC Labs contract to deliver the world's first supercomputer appliance. PowerWulf GS FLX Titanium Cluster will be used for next generation genome sequencing. Deliveries to major life science research organizations in 36 countries make PSSC Labs the world's leading provider of turn key supercomputers and storage systems for life science research.

2010
Jan 01

2010

First company to deliver 1000th cluster system. PowerWulf Clusters now play critical role in life science, design & engineering, weather modeling and cloud computing. PSSC Labs releases, PowerServe Duo T2000 servers, the world's eco-friendliest computing platform (55% recyclable material and 90+% efficient power supplies). Selected by leading cloud computing companies because of the servers' ease of use, flexible design & lowest total cost of ownership.

2011
Jan 01

2011

Delivers massive PowerWulf Cluster to Western Kentucky University (WKU). WKU selects PSSC Labs after thorough evaluation of every leading computer manufacturer. PSSC Labs stands out as most knowledgeable, most experienced and best able to deliver supercomputing solution. PSSC Labs is only tier 1 manufacturer to develop and support complete solution including cluster management system and tier 1 support.

2012
Jan 01

2012

Introduces high density, enterprise ready CloudOOP 12000 Big Data Server platform for Hadoop. This revolutionary server is certified compatible with Cloudera® Enterprise 5, Hortonworks® HDP 2.x and Mapr® M7. PSSC Labs has deployed the CloudOOP 12000 for several large clusters, in a variety of industries and use cases.

2013
Jan 01

2013

Completes deployment of world wide advertising cloud for OpenX. Capable of handling billions of transactions per second, the OpenX cloud maintains a consistent 99.5%+ allowing OpenX to scale their business at a fraction of the cost of their competitors.