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.

Summer Educational Program Alumni

SI 2014 Students
SI 2014 Students

Nearly 500 students have participated in OSC summer educational programs since the inception of Summer Institute in 1990 and that of Young Women's Summer Institute in 2000. In both cases, these talented high school students (SI) and middle school girls (YWSI) took advantage of the unique opportunity to live, learn and explore science and technology on the campus of The Ohio State University.

HPC System Downtime

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 -
10:00am to 10:00pm

The Ohio Supercomputer Center has scheduled a two-phase downtime for all HPC systems starting Tuesday, July 8, 2014, beginning 6 a.m. The first phase of the downtime will end at 6 p.m. that day, when the bulk of services will return to production. The second phase tentatively will last until 5 p.m., July 9, 2014. The downtime will affect the Glenn Cluster, Oakley Cluster, web portals, and HPC file servers. Login services and access to storage will not be available during Day One.


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