The New York Center for Computational Sciences (NYCCS) is a joint venture of Stony Brook University (SBU) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The Center was formed in 2007 to foster high performance massively parallel computing on the whole range of science and technology topics. Its hardware consists of an 18 rack IBM Blue Gene/L and a 2 rack Blue Gene/P supercomputer owned by SBU and located at BNL. New York State, with the leadership of the NYS Assembly, provided funds for the machine, and NYS and U.S. DOE funds supported renovation of laboratory space to house it. The machine is named NewYorkBlue. The Blue Gene/L is ranked 17th in the June 2008 Top 500 supercomputing rankings and the Blue Gene/P is ranked 75th.