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.

OSC user, staff member among GLCPC Blue Waters award recipients

Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation press release:

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 10 diverse science and engineering projects.

The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters will assist researchers in addressing questions of biology, nanoelectronics, ecological and economic impacts of climate change, and more.

ACS Course on Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulation

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:00am to Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:00am

Dayton, OH

Over the course of 4 days, gain a breadth of knowledge of the fundamentals of modern computational methods available for chemical, biological, and materials research. Hear from leading authorities how computational methods are being used to design new materials and learn from hands-on computer exercises how to use major software programs in computational chemistry and molecular simulations. The ACS course is scheduled for the third week of May at the University of Dayton College of Engineering.

Chancellor Names Shah Executive Director of OSC

Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 30, 2012) – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro recently appointed Pankaj Shah as executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Shah concurrently serves as the executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), a role he’s held since 2005. By leading both technology organizations in their independent missions, Shah will seek closer collaboration between the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and OARnet, creating new opportunities from their combined efforts.

Celebrate 25 Years of Supercomputing

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:30pm to 11:00pm

Columbus, OH

The Ohio Supercomputer Center invites you to a special  Statewide Users Group Meeting, followed by a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Network with OSC staff and colleagues from Ohio and throughout the United States during a cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres. A short, special program is being planned to commemorate our 25 years.

More details will be coming soon. We hope you can be there!

Thursday, April 11, 2013 
SUG Meeting: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

OpenACC GPU programming workshop

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

Columbus, OH


The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the National Institute for Computational Sciences and Georgia Tech will present an OpenACC GPU programming workshop on January 15 and 16, 2013.  The Ohio Supercomputer Center is serving as one of the satellite sites for this workshop.