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.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenACC

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Columbus, OH

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois will be presenting an OpenACC GPU programming workshop on August 5, 2014.

HPC System Downtime

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.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Summer Bootcamp

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

Columbus, OH

In response to the demand for a Hybrid Computing workshop PSC, along with XSEDE, will present a special all-in-one version of the XSEDE Workshops that will allow us to meaningfully cover hybrid computing. 

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 24-27. We will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the First Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy – worth up to $8.