OSC Support During COVID-19 Crisis

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) serves as a critical resource for the public and is striving to provide extraordinary support in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. OSC staff are currently working from home but fully expect clients will see no disruption in our services to support this effort.

Examples of the types of special support OSC can provide include:

- Priority, unbilled access to OSC computational and storage resources for COVID-19 research
- Flexible billing terms and prices for clients anticipating negative economic impacts
- Remote, virtual computing lab resources for classroom instructors and educators
- Connections to domain experts in academia and industry

Please don't hesitate to contact OSC at oschelp@osc.edu or (800) 686-6472 for more information on this initiative. Feel free to distribute this message through any communication channel which you might have access so that it can be distributed as widely as possible.


Classroom Resources for Distance Learning

If your class has lost or limited access to computer labs, OSC might be able to help by providing access to cloud computing resources at no cost. Classes and workloads of any size can gain access. OSC's web-browser interface for our Linux computer systems provides novice users with virtual desktops preloaded with applications, such as MATLAB, RStudio or Jupyter Notebook.
 
For example, an OSU undergraduate statistics class recently used iPads to remotely access RStudio on OSC systems. We are able to provide online demonstrations or evaluations and potentially add additional software packages as needed.
 
Please contact OSCHelp@osc.edu to talk to an OSC staff member about distance learning support options that are available to you.