OSC

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, partners developing cancer microscopy, microarray database

Repository first ever to provide 24/7 access to tumor pathology alongside genetic data; comprehensive knowledge of tumors key to developing personalized treatments

Columbus, Ohio – October 31, 2008 – Researchers in Columbus, Ohio, and Los Angeles are collaborating on a groundbreaking effort that, when fully implemented, will allow health care experts around the world to have comprehensive information about a patient’s tumor at their fingertips.

What's New at the Platform Lab!

Platform Lab received and installed an important contribution from Sun Microsystems, Inc. as the lab opened its doors for operation. The contribution includes four enterprise-level Sun 220R dual processor systems, each with two gigabytes of memory, a pair of Sun Netra web application servers, and significant disk storage capacity.

These systems provide mid-range enterprise-level computing capacity and are available to users of the new facility. The estimated value of the contribution is in excess of $100,000.

Spots still available in computational science virtual summer courses

OSC repeats as August host site for Many-core Processor course

Columbus, Ohio (May 11, 2010) Want to learn how to use graphics processors for scientific computing? Scale your parallel code to tens of thousands of CPU cores? Deal with ginormous datasets? The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering offers these courses and more during its summer program for 2010!

Ohio Supercomputer Center collaborates with YSU, Fireline TCON in new Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials Analyses

Ohio Third Frontier Commission recommends $2.1 million to establish center

Youngstown, Ohio – July 8, 2008 – The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Youngstown State University with a $2.1 million grant to establish a Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials Analyses in collaboration with Fireline TCON Inc. and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. The project will focus on research, analyses, modeling and commercialization of products with increased resistance to thermal shock and lower thermal conductivity.

OSC Announces Deadlines for Summer Programs

Columbus, OH - April 4, 2005 --The Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) deadline has been extended to April 15. This is also the announced deadline for OSC's Summer Institute (SI).

Sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and Kent State University, YWSI is a weeklong program for Ohio's middle-school girls. It is designed to promote computer, math, and science skills as well as provide hands-on learning.

New Ralph Regula School modeling initiative to transform policymakers' understanding of education's economic impact

OSC's Steve Gordon to Serve as Acting Director of School

“There is little wonder that independent studies into the future of the nation’s technology are unanimous in their conclusion that computer modeling and simulation are the key elements for achieving progress in engineering and science.”

Ohio Supercomputer Center Executive Named "Master of IT"

Schopis recognized by Juniper Networks for early adoption of new network technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 12, 2007 -- Juniper Networks, a network equipment company, recently honored Paul Schopis as a “Master of IT” for building one of the first dark fiber academic and research networks in the nation.

Schopis serves as the associate director of OSCnet, a statewide communications network managed by the Ohio Supercomputer Center. OSCnet is the nation’s most advanced dedicated high-speed fiber-optic network for education, research and economic development.

OSC Named to Congressional Advisory Committee

Supercomputer Center to Advise Legislature on Issues Concerning Net

Columbus, Ohio -- April 1, 1999 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center recently was appointed to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to more than 100 Senators and Representatives who are examining Internet-related policy issues before Congress. OSC is the only Ohio higher education entity serving on the Committee.

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