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.

Data visualization workshop for researchers

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

1080 Derby Hall

Data visualization workshop for researchers

All students, staff and faculty are invited to learn effective research communication techniques at this workshop presented by the Center for Urban & Regional Analysis and the City & Regional Planning Section of the Knowlton School on Thursday (3/26) at 3:30 p.m. in 1080 Derby Hall. Learn fundamental principles of data visualization to apply to current research. All disciplines are encouraged to attend.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Bale Theatre, Ohio Supercomputer Center

April 7, 2015


XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held April 7, 2015. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark.



Tuesday, April 7
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:30 Intro to Big Data
12:15 Hadoop
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Hadoop(cont)
2:30 Exercises
3:15 Spark
4:15 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn




Introduction to Linux/Unix and Batch Processing

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Bale Theater, Ohio Supercomputer Center

Staff from the Ohio Supercomputer Center are providing a pair of workshops to clients on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The morning session kicks off with an introduction to Linux/Unix, and the afternoon session addresses batch processing. More details are below.

Introduction to Linux/Unix

Date and time: March 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Click here to register for this workshop.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, March 5, 2015 (All day)

Bale Theater, Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is pleased to announce that it is serving as a site for an upcoming workshop on MPI. The two-day workshop, being offered by XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, is to be held March 4-5, 2015.

OSC/OARnet Advisory Board

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

The OARnet/OSC board serves as an advisory committee that conducts periodic reviews of programs and operations of Ohio’s Network Backbone and Supercomputer, ensuring that the management and operations support the state’s goals for all education, government and economic development in the state.