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.

System Downtime

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
The Ohio Supercomputer Center has scheduled a downtime for all HPC systems starting Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, beginning 7 a.m and scheduled to finish by 5 p.m. 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 this time.

Introduction to High Performance Computing at OSC

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Ohio State University, Physics Research Building, Room PRB1080 (aka Smith Seminar Rm)

This two hour workshop will provide an introduction to Ohio Supercomputer Center resources and how to access them.

To register, please go to the link: https://www.osc.edu/content/HPCIntroOSU

Workshop description and slides can be found here: https://www.osc.edu/supercomputing/training/introduction-to-high-perform...



Xsede HPC Monthly Workshop - November 5-6, 2014 - MPI

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00am to Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:00am

Ohio Supercomputer Center, Bale Conference Room

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held 11:00-17:00 EDT, November 5-6, 2014.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

Introduction to High Performance Computing at OSC and Batch Processing

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm

University of Cincinatti, Langsam Library, Room 475

OSC Workshop Announcement

Staff members from the Ohio Supercomputer Center are going to provide a pair of workshops to end-users at the University of Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The morning session (9 a.m. – 12 noon) is a general introduction to OSC’s HPC resources, and the afternoon session (1-5 p.m.) is dedicated to batch processing. Please see the detailed description below.

Introduction to High Performance Computing at OSC

XSEDE Workshop - Big Data

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus OH 43212

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held September 2, 2014.


This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and SPARQL.

11:00AM – 1:00PM Eastern Time

--Big Data Programming with Hadoop and Spark

This session will give an overview of programming big data applications focusing on Hadoop and Spark.

Emc² wins grant to create virtual fabrication technology app

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus (Emc2) and its partners $1 million to develop a cloud-based tool that will simulate welding processes employed in the manufacture of metallic products. The funding gives added momentum to AweSim, a public-private, Ohio-based initiative to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation.

Linux Cluster Institute Workshop

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:00am

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Urbana, Illinois

If you're a user of HPC or are responsible for maintaining an HPC resource, this is the workshop for you!

In just five days you will learn:

  • How to be an HPC cluster system administrator
  • How to be an effective HPC cluster user
  • The key issues of HPC
  • Current and emerging HPC hardware and software technologies

All sessions taught by some of the world's best experts in HPC.