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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.

License Server Reboot

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Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 9:30pm
Location: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center

A reboot of the license server is scheduled from 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. It is expected to take 10 minutes to complete this reboot. During the reboot, we will pause the scheduling so no new job will be scheduled on all three clusters (Oakley, Ruby, and Owens). It won't impact most of the running jobs, but running jobs using the following software packages may fail due to license error:

abaqus, pgi, starccm, schrodinger, comsol, hyperworks, totalview, xfdtd

Ohio Supercomputer Center upgrades open-source HPC access portal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 14, 2018) – Developers of the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s innovative web-based portal for accessing high performance computing services have recently upgraded its capabilities.

OSC recently announced the release of Open OnDemand 1.3, the first version using its new RPM Package Manager, or Red Hat Package Manager, a common standard for distributing Linux software. 

Statewide Users Group spring conference showcases variety of research, OSC resources

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 6, 2018)  The demand for high performance computing in Ohio is relentless, and it does not discriminate by field.  At Thursday’s Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group (SUG) spring conference, OSC clients in fields spanning everything from astrophysics to linguistics gathere

XSEDE 2 day HPC Workshop: Big Data

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Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:00am to Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 

BALE Theatre, Ohio Supercomputer Center

XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA
May 1 - 2, 2018

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held May 1 & 2, 2018. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop, Spark, Machine and Deep Learning (using GPUs).

Agenda

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All times given are Eastern

Tuesday, May 1
11:00 Welcome
11:25 Intro to Big Data
12:00 Hadoop
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Spark
5:00 Adjourn

Friday, May 2

RNA signaling

The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat that has many scientists looking for a solution. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is one of the few looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures for new drug discovery. Her research group is studying a key regulator for bacterial gene expression made up of RNA, called a riboswitch, that could be crucial in designing new drugs to kill bacteria.

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based portal

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. The Customizing and Extending Open OnDemand Webinar will feature live demonstrations on OnDemand installations from different sites, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Tufts University. OSC experts will provide examples of how to configure OnDemand and extend the installation with custom branding and applications.

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