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Statewide Users Group Conference

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

1224 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, OH 43212


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The purposes of the SUG Conference are to:

  • foster connections
  • update OSC's user base on the Center's direction
  • highlight new scientific developments produced using OSC resources
  • obtain constructive feedback as to the future of OSC and our role in supporting science across Ohio

We will host a keynote address within an area of interest to OSC clients. Free lunch and afternoon appetizers will be provided. In order to enable interactions between the current/potential OSC clients and OSC staff, our staff will be present to answer questions throughout the day. 


Directions and Hotel Information

SUG Homepage

Questions? Please contact OSC Help.

Information and Deadlines


General Registration: August 1st - September 24th 

Submission of Abstracts for Flash Talks: September 10th (noon)

Submission of Abstracts for Posters: September 10th noon Extended! September 17th (noon)

Notification of Poster/Flash Talk Acceptance: September 14th 

** Extended poster submissions will be sent after the 17th

Poster Judge Confirmation: September 28th

Optional Poster Printing: October 1st 


Flash Talk & Poster Competition

SUG 2016
P.articipants at SUG 2016 poster competition

We will have a flash talk and poster session to highlight the research and emerging ideas from OSC clients. Talks and posters will be selected from abstracts submitted via the registration form at the bottom of this page. We will contact you to notify you of your flash talk or poster acceptance. At that time, a link will be provided for you to upload your flash talk file or poster file for printing.

  • Flash talks and posters will be judged by volunteers from OSC and outside institutions.
    • Flash talks will be judged by the audience and a set of OSC staff. 
    • Only students, at any level, will be considered for first and second place awards:
      • First-place flash talk and poster winners will receive a grant of 5,000 RUs and be highlighted in OSC's Annual Research Report.
      • Second-place flash talk and poster winners will receive a grant of 2,500 RUs.
    • Other presenters will receive a grant of 1,000 RUs.
  • The posters should be 32" tall and 45" wide. (NOTE: OSC offers to print out posters free of charge)

We encourage posters by students just starting their work, to show creative ideas on how high-performance computing will enhance their research. 

To learn how these competitions will be scored, please see below. 


All feedback from the poster and flash talk sessions will be sent to the presenter. We ensure that there is no identifying information submitted with the feedback.

Poster Judging

Poster judges come from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions. In order to volunteer as a poster judge, you must not be a participant in the competition. If you are eligible, this will appear as a question upon registration. Alternatively, please contact OSC Help. Poster judges will be awarded 1,000 RUs. 

Flash Talk Judging

Flash talks will be judged by two OSC staff members and the audience. We trust that participants will not judge their own presentation, as this is anonymous. 

We will have WebEx streams of the conference if you cannot attend!