Governance and Advisory


Funded by the Ohio General Assembly through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OSC reports to the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. All business and legal services are provided by The Ohio State University, with direction from the Deputy Chief Information Officer. Through committees and direct contact with faculty and student researchers, OSC is well positioned to meet the needs of those who require our resources. And to plan for future acquisitions and services, OSC relies upon the guidance of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio State Office of Research, and the advice of committees to achieve and sustain national eminence as an academic and industrial supercomputer center.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center operates as a unit within and is operated for the State of Ohio by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at The Ohio State University (OSU). OSU serves as the fiscal agent for the Center and consults with the Ohio Department of Higher Education in appointing an executive director, developing the Center’s budget and designing OSC programs.


Advisory Board

A joint OSC-OARnet Advisory Board recommends broad policy guidelines for OSC governance and periodically reviews its program and operations, with special attention to ensuring that the management and operation of the supercomputing systems that supports the State of Ohio's goals for higher education, P-12 education, economic development, and the goals of its state agencies. 


Statewide User Group

Each Ohio university has an appointed representative who advocates for both OSC and their fellow colleagues as part of the Statewide User Group (SUG) organization. SUG meets with OSC staff to discuss hardware, software, allocations, and general information about the center.