The Ohio Supercomputer Center serves as a critical resource for the public good and, as such, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 686-6472 for more information on this initiative. Please also distribute this message via any communication channel you to 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, the Ohio Supercomputer Center might be able to help by providing no-cost access to cloud computing resources. Classes and workloads of any size can gain access. OSC's web-browser interface to its substantial Linux computer systems provides novice users with virtual desktops preloaded with applications, such as MATLAB, RStudio, or Jupyter Notebook. As an example, an OSU undergrad statistics class recently used iPads to remotely access RStudio on OSC systems. We can provide online demonstrations or evaluations and potentially add additional software packages. Please contact OSCHelp@osc.edu to talk to OSC about distance-learning support options available to you.
Monday, March 16, 2020