Visit the Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center consists of two facilities not far from one another in Columbus, Ohio. Our data center is housed in the State of Ohio Computer Center and our administrative offices are located in the Ohio Technology Consortium building on The Ohio State University's west campus. We offer a virtual tour of our data center and on-site tours of both facilities to interested visitors upon request.

Virtual Data Center Tour

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Take an interactive virtual tour of our data center from the comfort of your own home, office or classroom.

OSC Data Center Virtual Tour

What's so Super About Supercomputing

Join the Ohio Supercomputer Center's Alan Chalker, director of strategic programs, to discover the field of supercomputing and the real-world applications of the world's fastest, most advanced computers. Learn about Ohio's pioneering supercomputing history and explore how high performance computing can supercharge your future. Originally presented via Zoom as part of the 2021 OSC Virtual Summer Educational Programs.

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On-Site Building Tour

Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Phone: 614-292-9248

Visiting the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is easy. Simply complete the tour form and someone from OSC will contact you to schedule your visit. We ask that the tour request form be submitted at least a week in advance. Depending on group size and tour content, tours can last anywhere between 1 - 2-1/2 hours. When scheduling a tour, please be sure that your group includes a minimum of five people in a group and students above the age of 13.

Again, thanks for your interest in OSC. We look forward to hearing from you and having you visit our facilities!

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Entering the Building

The main entrance doors to OSC are located on the north and west sides of the building.
Please note - all building doors are locked at all times and only accessible to staff and students with a valid ID card.

Please use the north or the west entrance phones to call the person you are here to see. If you know the name and not the phone number of the person you are visiting, then please refer to the directory that is located next to the phone. The staff member will come to the door and escort you into the building.

If the person you are meeting does not answer, please call the OSC receptionist number at (614) 292-9248. This staff person will come to the door and escort you into the building.

Parking

Parking for visitors is located in the west and south lots at 1224 Kinnear Road. Signs in these lots indicate that visitors must have a building parking permit in order to park in these spaces. Upon arrival visitors must obtain a building parking permit from the receptionist and place the permit on the vehicle's dashboard. The parking permits are valid for one day only and do not need to be returned to the receptionist. Please see the receptionist or your meeting coordinator if you have any additional questions about parking.


Local Map to OSC

Directions to OSC

From the North

  • Proceed south on I-71 to 270 (Indianapolis or West).
  • Follow 270 to 315 South.
  • Take 315 South to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn right on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the next traffic light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

From the South

  • Proceed north on I-71 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.
 

From the East

  • Proceed west on I-70 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.

From the West

  • Proceed east on I-70 to I-670 East.
  • Take I-670 to 315 North.
  • Take 315 North to the Lane Avenue (Ohio State University) exit.
  • Turn left on to Lane Avenue.
  • At the second light, turn left on to Kenny Road.
  • At the second light, turn right on to Kinnear Road.
  • Follow Kinnear Road until just past Graybar Electric.
  • Turn right at the Ohio State University Science & Technology Campus.
  • Follow this road until it dead-ends at the OSC building.
  • Visitors may park in both marked and unmarked spaces.