OSC

Since 1987, OSC has been providing our clients services in four areas, or functions:

Supercomputing. OSC provides the computational power and storage that scientists need to meet their research goals.  Whether researchers need to harness the incredible power of a parallel processor cluster to better understand deep space, a vector processor machine to do weather modeling, or a mid-size shared memory processor system to model the human heart, OSC has the hardware and software solutions to meet their needs.

Research. A staff of high performance computing and networking research experts maintain active research programs in HPC and Networking, Homeland Security and Defense, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. Our goals are to lead science and engineering research efforts, assist researchers with custom needs and collaborate with regional, national and international researchers in groundbreaking initiatives.

Education. OSC has a national reputation for its training and education programs. Staff teach faculty and student researchers through scientific computing workshops, one-on-one classes, and web-based portal training. Ohio students gain exposure to the world of high performance computing and networking during our annual summer institutes for young women in middle school and for junior and senior high school students. And, the statewide, virtual Ralph Regula School of Computational Science coordinates computational science and engineering education activities for all levels of learning.

Cyberinfrastructure. The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development researchers provide the user community with various high performance computing software options. This variety enables researchers to select parallel computing languages they most prefer, and just as important, it creates a test bed for exploring these systems. By taking a holistic approach to generating efficient supercomputing applications for researchers, the Center’s cyberinfrastructure and software development research capitalizes on all the components within the cycle of innovation — development, experimentation, and analysis - and continuously improves the services provided.

Preventive Maintenance on the Automatic Transfer Switches

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Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center

Electricians are scheduled to perform routine preventive maintenance on the two automatic transfer switches (ATS) which feed two uninterruptable power service (UPS) units for OSC Systems. We do not anticipate any disruption in our service during the maintenance, but there is a low risk of power outages to our systems. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this planned work, please contact OSC Help
 

Disease forecasting: New methodology will allow proactive approach to epidemic containment

DJ Rao
Rao has developed an award-winning disease forecasting model.

When life-threatening weather events loom, forecasters warn citizens days, even weeks, beforehand so they can take action. It seems to work: We clear supermarket shelves, board up windows and even evacuate to higher ground ahead of the impending tempest to avoid danger.

HOWTO: Install your own Perl modules

While we provide a number of Perl modules, you may need a module we do not provide. If it is a commonly used module, or one that is particularly difficult to compile, you can contact OSC Help for assistance, but we have provided an example below showing how to build and install your own Perl modules. Note, these instructions use "bash" shell syntax; this is our default shell, but if you are using something else (csh, tcsh, etc), some of the syntax may be different.

System Downtime

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Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
7:00am to 9:00pm
Location: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center

7/12/16 7PM Update: Downtime is now estimated to complete around 9:00PM, not 5PM.

UPDATE: Due to a bug identified on some of the center's new hardware, our planned June 29th downtime to upgrade project and scratch file systems will be postponed until July 12th. This delay is not expected to alter the availability timeline for our new cluster, Owens.

 

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