Every significant breakthrough – from a baby’s curiosity to a scientist etching his or her name in the history books – begins with one question, one syllable, one word: Why?
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.
Leaders from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) met with five senior members of the Beijing Computing Center (BCC) and Comet Solutions, Inc. at the Ohio Technology Consortium facility Wednesday afternoon to discuss challenges, share history and look to the future of app development at a high-performance computing organization.
Research on topics such as virtual welding simulation, evolutionary modeling and water absorption – just to name a few – were on full display during the Flash Talk and Poster competitions of the SUG meeting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 12, 2015) – William Andrew Goddard III, Ph.D., will deliver the 2015 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 23 in Room 2015 of McPherson Laboratory, 140 W. 18th Ave., on the main campus of The Ohio State University. A post-lecture reception will follow in Room 100 of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, 151 Woodruff Ave.
XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenACC
December 3, 2015
This "how to" will demonstrate how to lower ones' disk space usage. The following procedures can be applied to all of OSC's file systems.
We recommend users regularly check their data usage and clean out old data that is no longer needed.
Users who need assistance lowering their data usage can contact OSC Help.
This two hour workshop will provide an introduction to OSC resources and how to access them. Topics include:
· High performance computing concepts.
· Hardware and software available at OSC.
· Getting allocations and accounts.
· How to connect and log in.
· How to move data on and off the systems.
Default modules (including compiler and MPI modules) were updated for both Oakley and Ruby during the September 2015 downtime. If you build your own software you may need to rebuild your software with the new defaults or explicitly load the compiler and MPI module that you built your code with before you run the code.
For more on the Oakley changes:
XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP.